U.S. Park Service Ranger Brad Berger: Love of History Brings Memorials To Life

Note: One of the first articles that I wrote for my Interactive Journalism grad program at American University. I had to do a quick turn-around story on memorial tours in DC. The weather was horrible (rain, sleet, snow) and I was woefully under-dressed.  Reading it over post-graduation I see what I would’ve done differently and… Read More U.S. Park Service Ranger Brad Berger: Love of History Brings Memorials To Life

Grant Memorial: The ‘Ugly Betty’ of U.S. Presidential Monuments

Updated November 17, 2017 Vietnam Memorial. Arlington Cemetery. Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument. Jefferson Memorial.  When standing in front these memorials, visitors experience a range of emotions. Awe. Hurt. Sadness. Respect. The United States National Parks Services (NPS) the government bureau responsible for the maintenance of these memorials, wants visitors to notice and feel the… Read More Grant Memorial: The ‘Ugly Betty’ of U.S. Presidential Monuments