Director Mainella has issued the following statement on the wearing of the uniform - or alternatives for those not in uniform - on Founder's Day the week after next: "The National Park Service will celebrate Founder's Day this year on Thursday, August 25, 2005. Our agency has worldwide renown and is known by the gray and green uniform and distinctive Stetson hat. The National Park Service uniform is an identifiable icon that we can all be proud of and our agency is one that stands tall in the eyes of the American people. In recognition of Founder's Day I am inviting all employees in the Washington Office, Regional Offices, and field administrative offices to wear their uniform (if you have one) proudly that day. If you don't have a uniform, I encourage you to wear an NPS pin or an Arrowhead shirt to show your pride. We should all be in our summer uniforms. This is a great way to let everyone know how proud we are to be part of the National Park Service."