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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.
by Julia Fine Last month, we wrote about the outbreak of locust swarms traveling from East Africa to the Indian subcontinent. Now, as the New York Times reported yesterday, the locusts have made their way to New Delhi. The capital region’s fields, metro stations, suburbs, and more are now teeming with swarms. We previously noted […]
Our nation is in the midst of a moment where statues and monuments celebrating our racist past are being reevaluated and taken down. However, some on the political right have begun calling into question the validity of this conversation. Conservative media personality Meghan McCain wrote in a tweet that we’re “one week removed from entire […]
The House was set to vote to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide nearly $1B annually for parks and other conservation, but a group of Western Republicans has raised procedural hurdles that will delay final passage until late July, The Hillreported yesterday. And, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) urges the United States to launch a major effort—a “Race for Nature” — to help the nation’s agricultural producers, who are facing a bleak economic future, by increasing opportunities to pay them for their conservation efforts.
Why This Matters: As the CAP Report explains, “Family farmers and ranchers need lifelines…Bold and swift investment in nature conservation can provide one.”
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