Posted by: Kirsten | Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Military/Vets: Nat’l Parks Free on Veterans Day

Military Members and Veterans to be Admitted Free-of-Charge to National Parks on Veterans Day, November 11World War II Memorial

NPS News Release
For Immediate Release
Nov. 5, 2007

All military personnel, active and retired, and their families will receive free admittance to any NPS site on Sunday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

The 391 units of the National Park Service preserve and protect some of the country’s most significant scenic and cultural places. Their website provides information on National Park Service battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans.

“I hope that all service members take advantage of this fee-free day and spend Sunday in a park making memories with their families,” said NPS Director Mary A. Bomar. “I am part of a military family and I know firsthand that time spent together is extremely precious. National parks provide wonderful opportunities for families to connect with each other while they explore our country’s natural, historical, and recreational treasures.”

The fee waiver applies to entrance fees only. Normally, 147 National Park Service sites charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. Some parks might also waive other fees on an individual basis. Veterans Day and National Public Lands Day in September are the only annual dates when entrance fees are waived nationwide.

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