A reminder that this weekend national parks are fee-free for Veterans Day

A good time to honor those who have served with free access to our nation's public lands.

This Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. It’s a day dedicated to honoring those who have served their country.

The National Park Service does their part to remember veterans by waiving entrance fees at all National Park Service sites for Nov. 11 and 12, as they typically do around the day of remembrance.

NPS has many different programs they do with active-duty members and veterans, as they offer free entrance all year long for active duty U.S. military to national parks. They also run programs like Vets on the River that organize experiential river trips for vets and their families.

Many commemorative events will also be taking place at some of the historic battlefields and military sites that are part of the National Park Service system.

California State Parks is also offering free entrance to 143 state parks on Veterans Day to all veterans, active and reserve personnel.

"California State Parks is proud to offer free admission on Veterans Day to all active military personnel and veterans as gratitude for their service. We welcome veterans to the amazing natural and cultural resources of our state's parks," California State Park's Director Lisa Mangat said in a press release.

However you plan to commemorate those who have served this Veterans Day, know that access to our nation’s public lands is free and should be enjoyed by all -- especially those who have fought to keep those lands public, among our other freedoms.

The National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge National Historic Park. Photo: Courtesy of NPS/Flickr

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