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First Lady Melania Trump travels to Wyoming

Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 20:12:35-04

First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Wyoming this week to promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative.

The White House said in a press release the first lady will visit national parks and landmarks in Wyoming to "spread the child well-being message that's a big component of her year-old 'Be Best' initiative."

Mrs. Trump will arrive in Jackson Hole on Thursday for a two-day visit. During the visit she will travel to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

The press release states:

"Earlier this month, alongside the National Park Services (NPS), Mrs. Trump and fourth grade students from a local DC school participated in the ceremonial grand reopening of the Washington Monument. Mrs. Trump also helped distribute “Every Kid Outdoors” passes, a program of NPS that provides students with free access to hundreds of America’s beautiful national parks, lands, and waters.

The visit out west will focus on one of the First Lady’s pillars of BE BEST – well-being – and encourage fourth graders to get a park pass from in order to spend time outdoors and learn more about the natural beauty of our country.

In her time as First Lady, Mrs. Trump has been a strong proponent of preserving national treasures so that people may enjoy and appreciate their historic value to the nation for generations to come. In addition to speaking with children about the value of getting out in nature and our national parks, this trip will highlight a few historic natural landmarks."