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.
Subject: Annual Report on Enforcement of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975
This is a reminder that the annual report on steps you have taken to enforce the Age Discrimination Act during FY 2001 are due. Attached, for your information, is the letter from the Department of Health and Human Services requesting the annual report and outlining what the reports should include.
As you know, this is an annual report required each January 31st. This year they extended the due date to February 15th. Please provide your input to Melvin Fowler no later than February 13, 2002.
Distribution: All Bureau/Office Equal Opportunity Officers
Inquiries: Melvin Fowler - Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-3455