Free national park admission offered on Veteran's Day
The Department of the Interior has announced it will waive the entrance fees at all areas managed by the department on Veteran's Day.
The free admission applies to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. In addition, the Department of Agriculture has announced that it will waive fees for national forests on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
Officials say visitors are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world.
"The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation's service men and women. The sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to remember our service men and women who are currently serving overseas in harm's way," said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
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