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Free Day - National Park

Original article:  Free Day at your National Parks

The National Park service will honor the nation’s veterans on Veteran's Day - November 11, 2009 - by waiving entrance fees at the National Parks. So those lucky enough to get away this Wednesday may think about going to a National Park, remembering what the sacrifices of the nation's veterans make possible for all of us to enjoy. In California, the waiver includes Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Monument, Joshua Tree and other notable national parks.
Press Release
Date: November 3, 2009 Contact: Hugh Vickery (202) 208-6416 Secretary Salazar Honors Veterans with Fee Free Day at National Parks, Refuges, and Other Interior Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation 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, Salazar said.

“The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said 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. ”

The Department of Agriculture also is waiving entrance fees at its national forests.

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