Celebrating Cabrillo

Next weekend, September 27th-28th, 2014, Cabrillo National Monument will be joining in San Diego’s 51st Annual Cabrillo Festival.   The Festival commemorates the explorer’s arrival in San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542 – just 50 years after Christopher Columbus’ first arrival in the “New World.” Cabrillo National Monument is one of three units of … Continue reading Celebrating Cabrillo

When is a National Memorial a National Park?

Writing about the World War II Memorial has gotten me to thinking about what makes a national memorial a national park.   According to the National Park Service, there are 30 national memorials in the U.S. National Park System.  However, as with so many things in counting national parks it isn’t quite as simple as that.  Under Federal Law, only Congress … Continue reading When is a National Memorial a National Park?