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President Obama spoke at Yosemite National Park in California recently. He was there to observe the 100th anniversary of America's National Park Service.
Just look at this scene. You can't capture this on an iPad or a flat screen or even an oil painting. You've got to come here and breathe it in yourself. There is something sacred about this place.
When talking about the beauty and power of nature, sacred means highly valuable and deserving of great respect. When talking about religion, sacred is used to mean holy and worthy of honor.