On Thursday 25th August, more than 1,000 people using brown, green and white umbrellas created a giant living version of the National Park Service emblem Thursday.
Later, 40 people from 33 different countries took part in a special naturalization ceremony at the World War II memorial. Both events were held to honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
“National parks belong to all of us,” said NPS Spokeswoman Kathy Kupper. “They’re the most important natural and scenic spaces we have in our country and there’s no better place to welcome our newest citizens and to show them what is now part theirs as new citizens of the United States.”