June 25th, 2016 brings us 61-days away from the National Park Service Centennial. In this edition of the #CentennialCountdown we go back 61-years to 1955 and the establishment of the Arlington House (Robert E. Lee Memorial), Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Federal Hall National Memorial and Pu'uohonua O Honaunau National Historic Park.
The Robert E. Lee memorial was designated to honor Lee and his desire and hope that unity and peace would come to pass in our nation.
Westward travelers, buffalo, native americans, pioneers all traveled the gap through the Kentucky mountains to head west, this park commemorates that place with Cumberland Gap National Historic Park.
"Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America."
"In old Hawaii, if you had broken a law, the penalty was death. Perhaps you had entered into an area that was reserved for only the chiefs, or had eaten forbidden foods. Laws, or kapu, governed every aspect of Hawaiian society. The penalty for breaking these laws was certain death. Your only option for survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the nearest puuhonua, or place of refuge."