National Parks to be free on Veterans Day

The Department of the Interior announced on Tuesday that the entrance fee to all national parks will be waived on Wednesday, November 11, which is Veterans Day.

The fees for some parks can amount to as much as $20. The Interior Department waived fees over the summer, as well, to help provide families with affordable vacation opportunities.

In a press release, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, said, “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 harms way. ”

Read more about national parks that you can visit to honor our veterans on the National Park Service’s website.