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Holiday Video Greetings from Your National Parks


Happy holidays from Everglades National Park!

The National Park Service is using modern technology to share holiday greetings from parks across the country. Short videos filmed in 15 parks are airing on the National Park Service's YouTube channel through the end of the month.

A different video is being posted each day from December 13 through December 31. If you click on the YouTube link, you'll see the current day's greeting; you can also click on the thumbnail image on the right-hand side of the page to view those posted on previous days.

“We welcome more than 280 million visitors to their national parks every year,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The videos are a great way to send our best wishes for the holidays to those folks who spent time in a national park this year or may be thinking about a trip in the future. Our rangers are a creative bunch, and their greetings reflect the spirit of the parks they care for on behalf of the American people. I hope people enjoy them.”

Here's the schedule of parks and the dates their message will be posted:

•    Dec. 13 – Yosemite National Park, CA
•    Dec. 14 – Denali National Park and Preserve, AK (video #1
•    Dec. 15 – Vicksburg National Military Park, MS
•    Dec. 16 – Biscayne National Park, FL (video #1)
•    Dec. 17 – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (American Sign Language)
•    Dec. 18 – Glacier National Park, MT
•    Dec. 19 – Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
•    Dec. 20 – Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA
•    Dec. 21 – Everglades National Park, FL
•    Dec. 22 – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (Spanish)
•    Dec. 23 – Biscayne National Park, FL (video #2)
•    Dec. 24 – Arches National Park, UT
•    Dec. 25 – San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico
•    Dec. 26 – Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands
•    Dec. 27 – Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC
•    Dec. 28 – Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, GA
•    Dec. 29 – Biscayne National Park, FL (video #3)
•    Dec. 30 – Denali National Park and Preserve, AK (video #2)
•    Dec. 31 – Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, TN

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