BEATRICE – The Homestead National Monument of America is the recipient of this year’s Charles Marshall Unit Award, from Eastern National. The Philadelphia-based organization partners with about 170 National Parks in the eastern half of the United States.
Eastern National President and CEO, Kevin Kissling says the Charles Marshall Award is named for the first executive director of the organization.
:15 “the solar eclipse”
Kissling says the monument contacted Eastern National about two years in advance, about preparing for a mass influx of people who wanted a location to view the total solar eclipse, which occurred last August.
:27 “was putting together”
Kissling says Eastern National serves as an extension to National Park Service educational and interpretive programs.
:19 “your visit”
Kissling says only one National Park is recognized annually with what he calls “the premier award” that Eastern National presents.