Olympic National Park in Washington is one of the most unique National Parks because of its biodiversity. There are three distinct ecosystems in just under a million acres: sub-alpine, coastal, and forest. Cool weather and rain are regular weather indicators that makes it very comfortable to visit during the summer as long as you remember your rain gear!

On the 234th anniversary of the adoption of “Old Glory” as the U.S. flag, the U.S. Mint held its launch ceremony for the Olympic National Park Quarter at Port Angeles, Washington. Associate Director for Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Mint, B.B. Craig, was joined by Washington’s First Gentleman Mike Gregoire, Vanessa Fuller of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin were joined by local school children. Ms. Fuller served as master of ceremonies and First Gentleman Gregoire read proclamation declaring June 14 “Quarter Day in the Classroom.”

The following is the B-Roll video from the release ceremony:

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