A Living Shrine

Happy Veterans Day.  I sincerely want to thank all of those who have served our country.

Have you been making your plans for next summer?  I thought today would be an appropriate moment to mention beautiful Kings Canyon National Park, which is found next door to Sequoia National Park.

Kings Canyon is home to the General Grant Tree.  In 1926 it was declared by Calvin Coolidge to be our National Christmas Tree, and in 1956 President Eisenhower dedicated it as a memorial for all those who died in war.  The breathtaking General Grant is our nations only living shrine and the 3rd largest tree in the world.

2009 Kings Canyon National Park – General Grant Tree

Nestled among the other Giant Sequoia found in this park, General Grant Grove is a lovely place for a walk and a little contemplation on some  of nature’s most extravagant gifts.

Happy Trails.