Veterans Day Free Admission to State Parks
In honor of Veterans Day, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces that Florida State Parks will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Monday, Nov. 11. “It is an honor to offer free entry to Florida’s outstanding state parks for all visitors as a sign of appreciation for veterans who have served and continue to serve our country," DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein said. "We invite everyone to come out and enjoy these prized natural resources.”
In addition, discounts on annual entrance passes are available to those who serve or have served in the U.S. military. Free lifetime military entrance passes are available for veterans with service-related disabilities and for surviving spouses and parents of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat.
Florida State Parks preserve an abundance of historical and cultural sites that provide opportunities for reflection and remembrance. At Orman House Historic State Park in Apalachicola, visitors can pay respect to Vietnam veterans at the park’s Three Servicemen Statue, a bronze replica of the Vietnam Memorial statue in Washington, D.C.