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Sunday, December 7th, 2008

  • When you work the visitor center’s information desk on a slow day, you can strike up conversations with walk-ins. Visitors often will tell you interesting things about themselves. And once in a while they will positively astound you.

    It’s December 7 -- Pearl Harbor Day – and this is my World War II story.

  • It's not Walton's Mountain, and John Boy and the Soggy Bottom Boys probably will not be there, but if you enjoy an old-fashioned Appalachian Mountains Christmas festival, mark December 13 on your calendar.

  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument offers a prime example of re-imaging in NPS context. Custer’s Last Stand occurred at this place, but so did the last stand of the Plains Indians. In 1991, a landmark redesignation acknowledged that the battlefield has a duel identity.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

  • The National Park Service and the U. S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, December 7th. The event will be conducted on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor’s Kilo Pier from 7:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  • Rock. In every direction you glance in Canyonlands National Park your eye confronts rock. And whether it's twisted, contorted, or shattered rock, it's also more likely than not incredibly colorful.

    Geology, and time, conspire to do that. And it's that incredible landscape that justifies the creation of Canyonlands as a national park.