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In support of the Ken Burns' documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, WHRO, provided numerous resources to draw attention to this inspiring and breathtaking film and to engage the local community in the uniquely American story of preserving our natural environment and cultural history. For more information about the national broadcast and related resources, visit the PBS Site

THE WAR is a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of nearly 50 men and women from four quintessentially American towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota.

In 2005 the Department of Defense and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) ordered Fort Monroe closed by 2011 as a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. That same year, a state appointed Federal Area Development Authority (FADA) was created to study, plan, and recommend the best uses for the future of the property. A passionate community discussion ensued.