August 25, 2016 marks the 100 Anniversary for the National Park Services and they’re inviting you to be a part of history!
So how do you celebrate your 100 birthday? You gather you closest 1,020 friends and bank on breaking a world record of some sort— you did just turn 100.
On the morning of August 25, 2016 the NPS is assembling 1,020 participants, on the west side of the Washington Monument, into a living version of their iconic arrowhead emblem. Fun fact, the current world record consists of 323 people.
Participants will carry a brown, green, or white umbrella to share the features of the NPS arrowhead. They’re really going all out because it’s expected to measure 150 feet in length and 130 feet in width.
That’s why NPS Deputy Director Mike Reynolds will speak at the event, and it will be submitted to Guinness World Records for certification as an official record.
Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., formation begins approximately at 9:00 a.m., and the arrowhead is expected to be complete at around 10 a.m.— do not show up late! As a reward for being punctual, the first 1000 participants to arrive will receive a free t-shirt and will be able to keep their umbrellas.