Thursday, September 29, 2005

Millionth Visitor to National Archives Congratulated, Then Strip-Searched by Overzealous Security Guard

From NARA:

National Archives Welcomes Millionth 2005 Visitor

Washington, DC— The National Archives welcomed its millionth visitor on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 1:15 PM. Visitor Ariya Shah, traveling with her parents from Austin, Texas, was greeted by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein. The Archivist said: “I am delighted to welcome our millionth visitor this year. This milestone confirms that the National Archives is a “must-see” destination for Washingtonians and tourists alike.” Expressing surprise as the person reaching this milestone, 23-month-old Ariya saw the bunch of balloons, smiled at the Archivist and said “Wow!”

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