Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders may have their funds provided electronically through automatic transfers to a personal debit card account at J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank, even if they do not have an account at any other financial institution. Other options to receive your funds include direct deposit and check. (If you do have an account at a financial institution already, you should consider direct deposit first.)
Electronic transfer to a U.S. Debit Card account is fast, convenient, and safe. There is no risk of checks being misplaced, stolen, or lost in the mail. There is no cost to enroll for the service and the funds are immediately available to the account holder. Use your U.S. Debit Card to make payments or purchases wherever MasterCard® is accepted.
By the end of September 2011, more than 5,900 IIM account holders had signed up for the U.S. Debit Card.
To learn more and find out how easy it is to get a U.S. Debit Card account and receive your funds electronically, contact your Fiduciary Trust Officer or call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center, toll free, at 1-888-678-6836. Click on the links below for additional information.