Faces of the Monument: Friends of the Monument


President Obama has created or expanded 25 national monuments so far, and locals are hopeful that Birthplace of Rivers could be next. The Friends of the Monument gathered at an event October 13 to write letters asking the President to designate Birthplace of Rivers before leaving office. Many people extolled the virtues of the area; “A source of water for so many and a forest full of life and beauty,” says one letter. West Virginia hospitality was on full display, with about half of the 40 letters containing an invitation for Mr. Obama to come on out to Pocahontas County. What do you say to that Mr. President?