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Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Dawn Photo: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Park Service preserves more than one hundred battlefields, military parks, and historic sites across the country that honor the service of American veterans from nearly every war. These parks vary and provide important history and tributes to military service members and their heroism. To find one near you, see the full list of sites here, organized by the war they commemorate.
Why This Matters: At a time when our country is so divided, a visit to one of the parks or historic sites may help us all to remember what unites us, and of the sacrifice of those who came before us to preserve our democracy, freedom and our way of life. And it is also important to remember that many of these sites are in need of update and repair. There is an $11.6 billion dollar backlog of maintenance projects in our national parks. Think what a Green New Deal could do to repair these important parts of our nation’s military history.
As California’s wildfire season approaches, Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $536 million in emergency and other fundingto combat and prevent fires this year. The plan invests in additional firefighters, fuel breaks around vulnerable communities, and wildfire response capacity.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Department of the Interior announced Friday that it will use funds allocated by a conservation bill passed last year to fund 165 national park improvement projects that will create nearly 19,000 jobs. The Biden administration has pledged to protect 30% of public lands and waters by 2030, but accomplishing that means completing deferred maintenance […]
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