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SCA Intern Kathryn Averette and NPS Ranger K.C. Kirkman clean a headstone at Sharpsburg

SHARPSBURG — Sharpsburg may be a stone’s throw from the Antietam National Battlefield — the site of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history — but it’s the memorial stones in Town Square that are getting some much-needed attention.

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Members of SCA's Canyon de Chelly Crew run up a sand dune in the fading hours of daylight

by Tomas A. Quezada

Ya’at’eeh, it literally stands for good, good for you, good for me, and good for everything that surrounds us. It’s the typical greeting that you will hear from the Diné, or the Navajo, at Canyon De Chelly. This greeting is a constant reminder of how you feel when at Canyon De Chelly. Simply put, at Canyon de Chelly you feel that everything is, well, good.

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by Tomás Deza

This year the scale that weighs my two identities was finally balanced. I have lived the same number of years in the United States as in Argentina, where I grew up. To commemorate this anniversary, I became a citizen of the United States in July. Like me, hundreds of families throughout the country celebrated Citizenship Day on September 17th.

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ALMO • A visiting work crew this month reopened a trail at City of Rocks National Reserve that hadn’t been maintained for perhaps a decade.

The reopened trail segment completes a 1.2-mile loop from the 7,874-foot-high Indian Grove Overlook at the north end of the park, down to the grouping of pine trees at 7,665-foot-high Indian Grove and back up to the overlook, passing a meadow that’s awash with wildflowers in late spring and early summer.

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Through the support of American Express, SCA brought together almost 400 volunteers this weekend to mark the 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance with #FindYourPark Day of Service Events in New York City and Washington, DC.

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