America’s national parks are celebrating Veterans Day with free lifetime passes for those who served their country. Starting on November 11th, all Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted ‘America The Beautiful’ passes, granting free access to all national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Mt. Rushmore.
The change extends to veterans and Gold Star families the existing free admission policy already in play for active-duty troops and their families, as well as Guard and Reserve members. It waives both entrance and day-use recreation fees for lands managed by the Department of the Interior nationwide according to Military.com.
Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt says the passes allow veterans to visit “the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect.” If you want to know more about this program click here!