Thank you Veterans … Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it … and much, much more

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One day isn’t enough to thank all our veterans, (including James “Jimmy” Wesley Smith, U.S. Coast Guard and Army), for serving our country and us.

And, of course, we extend a huge appreciation to all the loved ones who support our veterans and active-duty military women and men.

One way to celebrate Veterans Day is by visiting one of our country’s treasured National Parks and Monuments free of charge (to everyone) on Nov. 11-12. There are almost 100 national park sites with direct connections to the military, from frontier forts to battlefields and memorials.

Don’t forget — there is a Free Annual Pass for Active Duty U.S. Military that “covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.”

  • “Available to Current US military members and the dependents of deployed military in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the Current US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID is required (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).”
  • “Obtained in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.”

Julianne G. Crane

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