Day Five: Uniform

hat n' shirt

I took my camera to work intending on getting a photo of something in the cave or in the guide lounge, but where did my camera sit all day? In my purse.

Instead I came home and set up a photo, which I’m not entirely thrilled about, but it have to do. I am taking my camera to work again today and will have it in my pocket if the situation calls for it.

This is the shirt, badge and flat hat for National Park Service employees. It is part of the class A uniform that is worn by Park Guides (me) and Law Enforcement Rangers (the scary ones ;)  and other folks as well.

The uniform represents quite a lot to many people. The government, our federally protected lands, knowledge, and preservation of history, wildlife and natural areas.  I’m proud to wear my uniform at the 26th National Park unit.

The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. -Organic Act, August 25th, 1916