By Brad Segall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local singer has been tapped by the nation’s leading park advocacy organization to write and record an inspirational song designed to help protect our national parks for future generations.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
Fresh off her tour which included three sellout concerts in Philadelphia and Manhattan, the National Parks Conservation Association picked Doreen Taylor to collaborate on the song as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
She will unveil “Colors of the USA” next month at a gala in the nation’s capital.
In a Spring Garden studio this week Taylor talked about the honor. “I really wanted to make something totally encompassing of not just for the National Parks but I wanted a song that withstood the test of time. I wanted something that you could hear 30 years from now and still be moved with goose bumps and that feeling of just patriotism.”MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
A percentage of the proceeds from the song will be donated to help protect parks like Independence National Park and Valley Forge Historical Park. Taylor is afraid we’re losing our history and this is her way of giving back to help preserve some of that history. It was important for her to record the song in Philadelphia where there will be a release party as well.