Association of National Park Rangers statement in observance of Juneteenth

Park rangers protect the places and share the stories of America, including the places that memorialize the painful chapters of slavery and the fight for emancipation. This year, as rangers are officially marking this important day for the first time, we acknowledge that our country needs to continue to reckon with the legacy of slavery. The Association of National Park Rangers is glad to see attention focused on this significant aspect of American history, and we hope it will encourage new conversations about race and equity as we strive to create a more perfect union.