National Parks Conservation Association Joins Parks Community in Expressing Its Sorrow at the Passing of Former NPS Director Roger Kennedy

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   September 30, 2011
Contact:   Statement By: Tom Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association


National Parks Conservation Association Joins Parks Community in Expressing Its Sorrow at the Passing of Former NPS Director Roger Kennedy

“On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), we extend our condolences and sympathy to friends and family of former Park Service Director Roger Kennedy, among the most beloved and innovative leaders of the national parks community.

“Roger Kennedy’s passing is a tremendous loss. Roger was a leader in shaping the national parks idea and understood the importance of incorporating significant moments of our history, including those we were least proud of, within the National Park System.  He was a proud champion for a National Park System that grows with the time, and that is relevant to a diversifying American public. He also understood the importance and value of symbols to the American people, one of the reasons he gave for wearing the ranger uniform during his time as director (from June 1, 1993 to March 29, 1997). His boundless energy enabled him to produce many scholarly writings, including recent books on the New Deal, art and democracy, and wildfire and Americans.

“Roger also served as a member of NPCA’s Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2008, continuing on the board as a Trustee Emeritus. We will miss his guidance, his wisdom, and his intellect.”

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