Saturday, May 4, 2013

2 Days Until "(What Should Be) National WPA Remembrance Day"

(WPA poster, image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

The WPA planted 177 million trees, created 6,000 miles of firebreaks, protected trees from insects & disease, and built fire lookout towers. 

May 6, 2013 will mark the 78th anniversary of the creation of the WPA. Will we, as a nation, honor the WPA workers who helped protect our environment?

Answer: Nope.

The question is...why not?

1 comment:

  1. Big government - they think - is the enemy. Not poverty, not treelessness.

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