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Florida State Parks offering free admission for everyone on Veterans Day

Posted at 3:33 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 22:41:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - All Florida State Parks will be offering free admission for all visitors on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday the free admission is to honor all the people who have served and are serving in the U.S. military.

Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who 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.

"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," Scott said.

In celebration of Veterans Day, several parks are hosting special events this weekend:

  • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting Honoring Veterans: Past, Present and Future on Nov. 11, 2017.
  • Highlands Hammock State Park is hosting the 32nd Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival on Nov. 11, 2017.
  • Fort Clinch State Park is hosting History of the American Soldier on Nov. 11, 2017.
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park is hosting The Barnacle Under Moonlight Concert on Nov. 11, 2017.

For a full list of events, please visit floridastateparks.org.

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