Magazine article Parks & Recreation

From the Editor

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

From the Editor

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I've always been a big birthday person--I love the cake, the candles and the party that is likely to occur. But it's more than just fun and frosting. It's also the one time of year that we are reminded of how far we've come in our lifetime.

And it should always be celebrated. As the magazine commemorates its 40th birthday or anniversary of NRPA, we should celebrate with pride the many accomplishments of our association. Formed in 1965, those visionary thinkers couldn't have imagined what NRPA would look like 40 years later.

It was a different era: the innocence of the movie Sound of Music was awarded with an Academy Award for Best Picture; the mini-skirt shocked fashionistas for the first time in London; and "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher ruled the radio. In more serious events, the Vietnam War began to escalate with deployment of American troops; Martin Luther King, Jr., led civil rights marches in Alabama and Illinois; and President Lyndon Johnson tried to prevent communism from taking hold in the Dominican Republic by sending troops. …

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