State parks will be free on Veterans Day

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Wednesday that state parks will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11.

The state offers year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, veterans with service-related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat.

‘Natural treasures’
“As a Navy veteran myself, I am proud to honor our veterans by offering free entry to the best state park system in the nation,” Scott said.

“Our award-winning state parks offer countless of opportunities for families and friends to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures. This Veterans Day, I encourage all Florida residents and visitors to visit a state park and to recognize our military heroes for their selfless sacrifices.”

Free for all
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein added, “It is an honor to offer free entry to Florida’s outstanding state parks for all visitors as a sign of appreciation for our veterans.
“Florida State Parks are home to some of the most special places in the country, and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy these prized natural resources.”

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