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Postby JazerNorth » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:42 am

Would any of you allow a visit to the Titanic Traveling Museum satisfy requirement 2d?

2d "Choose a national monument that interests you. Using books, brochures, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and other resources, find out more about the monument. Tell your counselor what you learned, and explain why the monument is important to this country's citizens."

I want to say yes, because it is a monument, but it isn't one that stand still.

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Postby ASM-142 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:07 am

I think that would be stretching the requirement. How close are you to George Washington Carver, Missouri National Monument ?
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Postby Mrw » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:31 am

I think that would be a stretch too. It is primarily a musem display, not a monument or even really a memorial. And yes, I saw it in Clevlend a couple years ago at the science museum.

The traveling Veitnam Wall Memorial, on the other hand, I would allow.
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Postby Mad Dog » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:29 pm

I don't think that would satisfy the requirement. It is not a National Monument. However, you do not have to visit the monument it can be researched via web or through books, periodivals etc.
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Postby evmori » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:45 pm

While I'm a big Titanic fan, it isn't a national monument so it doesn't meet the requirement.
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Postby RWSmith » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:01 pm

national monument n. A natural landmark or a structure or site of historic interest set aside by a national government and maintained for public enjoyment or study.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... "A U.S. National Monument is a protected area of the United States that is similar to a national park (specifically a U.S. National Park) except that the President of the United States can quickly declare an area of the United States to be a national monument without Congressional approval. There are also fewer protections offered to wildlife and to the geographic features in a national monument compared to the protection (and funding) that a national park receives.

Another difference between a national monument and national park is the amount of diversity in what is being protected; national monuments aim to preserve at least one unique resource but do not have the amount of diversity of a national park (which are supposed to protect a host of unique features). However areas within and extending beyond, national parks, monuments or even national forests can be part of wilderness areas, which have an even greater degree of protection than a national park would alone, although wilderness areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management oftentimes allow hunting.

National monuments are managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service or by the Bureau of Land Management.

The power to grant national monuments came from President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared Devils Tower in Wyoming as the very first national monument. He thought Congress was moving too slowly and it would be ruined by the time they got around to making it a national park."

Go here ( ) for exceptionally good history where various presidents have utilized their powers regarding national monuments; there's a well-compliled list, too.
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Postby Scouting179 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:03 am

The Titanic was a British ship that sank in international waters. Does not meet the requiremetn.
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Postby cballman » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:07 am

well I would consider using the titanic as a musuem. but only if they traveled to the bottom of the ocean to veiw it. but to use a traveling musuem then I would have to agree with most NO.

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