TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As the nation thanks all the brave men and women that have served or are currently serving in the military, state officials have announced that entry into Florida's 174 state parks will be free of charge.
“Honoring our military members and veterans is an incredible priority across our state. This Veterans Day, I encourage all Floridians to take a moment to recognize our many military heroes and thank them for their selfless service," said Governor Rick Scott. "I also hope families and visitors will take this opportunity to visit the best state parks in the country free of charge and enjoy the beautiful state our veterans have worked so hard to protect.”
In honor of Veteran's Day, state parks will be offering free admission for all families and visitors and several parks will be hosting special events this weekend as well to include:
o Topsail Hill Preserve State Park hosts Veterans - Past, Present, and Future on November 12, 2016.
o Fort Clinch State Park holds the annual History of the American Soldier on November 12, 2016.
o Learn about the role Jonathan Dickinson State Park Played in World War II with an instillation called Camp Murphy.
“I am proud to offer free entry to all visitors to Florida State Parks this Veterans Day. Florida’s state parks preserve much of our state's wartime history and provide a great opportunity for reflection as we thank those who have served our country," said DEP Secretary Jon Steverson.