- Brinkley: Our national parks are falling apart because of underfunding
- Congress should spend the money needed to preserve our national parks
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history at Rice University, CNN presidential historian and author of the new book, "Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On June 6, 1944, arguably the most momentous day of the 20th century, President Franklin D. Roosevelt refused to forget America's national parks.