Friday, October 9, 2009

Being Symbols of Democracy

"In other parts of the world there are certain areas that are persevered because some rich nobleman out of the goodness of his heart decided to decry it. But in the United States you don’t have to be depended on some rich guy to be generous to you. To me that’s what the national parks means. It’s a symbol of democracy, democracy when it works well--at its best."

--Juanita Greene, Journalist

This is an extraordinary extended preview of Ken Burn’s documentary, "The National Parks." I’ve seen the documentary and it’s simply breathtaking. The words of so many diverse people--rich, poor, native Americans, black, white, immigrants--are also so incredibly beautiful.

If you will, please find time to watch this preview, it will be well worth it.

"This land is your land. This land is my land."

The national parks are symbols of democracy.


septembermom said...

The land itself should be revered and respected. I think it is very true that our national parks are a representation of democracy. Thank you for sharing this preview. I can't wait to see this documentary.

Judith Ellis said...

"The land itself should be revered and respected."

I agree, Kelly.