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Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

Secretary Ken Salazar introduces a video capturing the President's family's trip to Yellowstone National Park last year.

Last summer, I had the honor of travelling with the President his family to Yellowstone National Park.  The Obama family followed a long tradition of American Presidents visiting our nation National Parks including President’s Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton.

The National Park system is a fundamentally American and democratic idea: protecting our nation’s finest landscapes, preserving our history and culture, and providing places of recreation and respite for all Americans to enjoy.  As Secretary of the Interior, I’m proud to continue this tradition of investing in and protecting these places that define us as a nation.

I hope you’ll enjoy this never before seen footage of the first family’s trip to Yellowstone last summer -- or an extended version here -- and we look forward to seeing you at one of our National Parks this summer!


Ken Salazar in Secretary of the Interior