American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky
National Park Service
Follow our History
America's historic battlefields, forts, lighthouses, ships and drydocks, aircraft, landing fields, and rocket sites
hold fascinating stories of our nation's "common defense." Beginning with the first shots of the American Revolution, you'll follow the American Defenders into the War of 1812, the Struggle for Western Territory, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, two World Wars, and into the Cold War years up to the late 1950s. On this 200-year trip, you'll visit forts and battle sites in the North, South, East, and West! Climb aboard old ships and a modern submarine! Experience the excitement of early aviation! Hear the roar of pioneering space vehicles! You'll also see the special places where peace treaties were signed, and view monuments that serve to honor the many people who have been lost to war over time.
How to begin your time travel. When you see the AMERICAN FLAG
at the bottom of each page, please use it to navigate. Click on it and you'll be transported through time and across country to 56 special places in our nation's history!
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