FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 7, 2022
CONTACT: Emily Thompson | Emily_Thompson@protectnps.org
Former NPS Employees & Leaders Praise Sen. Bennet for Pushing Legislation to Add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System
Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Urges Swift Senate Passage of Legislation
Statement from the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks:
“We applaud Senator Bennet’s leadership in the push to establish the Amache National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park System. The National Park Service should tell all of our significant stories, not just those stories that paint our country in a favorable way. And the Amache National Historic Site should be part of the Park Service’s ongoing commitment to tell the tragic story of the unjust incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
“We thank the Senator for his continued efforts in support of Amache and urge swift passage through the Senate.”
In April 2021, Senator’s Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper introduced legislation to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility outside of Granada, Colorado as part of the National Park System.
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