By M. Harker
November 11, 2011
Attached is a picture taken of me at Grand Canyon National Park a coupleyears ago. Despite seeing images of itall my life, in movies, tv, motivational posters, etc... it was still more mindblowing and awe-inspiring than I had imagined. That such natural beauty should be protected is understood by anyone who sees it first hand. As with all National Parks, they are a part of our American heritage, one of our greatest assets, and as valuable to the American people as the Pyramids in Egypt or other defining monumental features. If they should not be maintained, or worse, closed, we the people lose something that binds us together as a nation. These rugged places show our spirit laid bare; our ideals and values but also our rugged pioneer attitudes. We cannot lose this.