|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||October 5, 2001|
|Contact:||Thomas Kiernan, NPCA, 202-454-3300
Roger DiSilvestro, NPCA, 202-454-3335
Statement on Representative Nick Rahall's Healing Opportunities in Parks and the Environment Act
From Independence Hall to the Statue of Liberty, from Thomas Jefferson's home to the Frederick Douglass house, national parks represent our best impulses as we struggle to achieve a human and national ideal of freedom for all from want and fear. What better way to honor the people so hard hit on September 11 than by giving them an open door to the parks that honor so many other Americans who served the cause of liberty?