Washington, D.C. — Today President Biden permanently protected Camp Hale as part of the designation of the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. In reaction, Vet Voice Foundation CEO Janessa Goldbeck released the following statement:
“We want to offer our sincere thanks to President Biden, Secretary Haaland, and others in the administration who made this designation a reality.
“Few places epitomize the connection between Veterans and our nation’s public lands quite like Camp Hale, a former training site for the U.S. Army – most notably for the 10th Mountain Division – where Soldiers learned to fight in cold weather conditions. After World War II ended, some of those very same Veterans returned to these areas and helped launch the ski industry and modern outdoor recreation economy of Colorado.
“This is a campaign we’ve been working on for years alongside our fellow Veterans on the ground in Colorado and here in Washington. Beyond the President and his administration, we also want to thank Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper, Governor Polis, and Congressman Neguse for their unwavering commitment to championing the creation of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument — a place every American will now be able to enjoy for generations to come.”