Valentine’s Day: Romance on America’s public lands

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day, Federal Eye readers!

A couple embraces at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. (Image courtesy of Department of the Interior). A couple embraces at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. (Image courtesy of Department of the Interior).

Today is a time to celebrate love and romance, so here’s a montage from the Department of the Interior, which asked outdoor enthusiasts to send photos and videos of engagements and weddings on America’s public lands.

The submissions capture special moments in a wide range of locations, from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Olympic National Park in Washington state, and many national parks in between, such as the Grand Canyon, Harper’s Ferry and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For those who need a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day weekend, all national parks are offering free entry through Monday to celebrate President’s Day. Just don’t freeze.

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Josh Hicks covers Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.
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