After the Naturalization Ceremony (see April 19th Was a Very Special Day), special things continued at Petrified Forest. The plaque designating the Painted Desert Community Complex as a National Historic Landmark was unveiled by Kathryn Leonard, the State Historic Preservation Officer, and superintendent Brad Traver.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation also presented Traver with a lovely gift of a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass for working closely with the organization on the Painted Desert Community Complex on its preservation efforts.
Topping off the day was the official ribbon cutting in front of the storefront that has recently been renovated back to its Mission 66 roots. And last, but not least, Governor Ducey (AZ) made a proclamation signifying April 19th, 21017, as Petrified Forest National Park Day. Yes, it was a good day, indeed.