Armed Forces Day Gift to Military Families

Washington – Armed Forces members and their families are now eligible for free annual passes to national parks and monuments as part of a program timed to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, the Obama White House announced.

The passes normally cost $80 and cover admission to 2,000 locations managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies.

Under the program, military members and their dependents will only need to show Defense Department identification to get the free passes.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are leading a national effort called Joining Forces designed to provide support to military members and their families.

When that park was created, security and supervision were provided by the mounted force of the Army, the Cavalry. They were considered the first park rangers until the National Park Service was created 44 years later.

Happy Armed Forces Holiday to all those men and women who serve. Thanks for your service to the nation.




One Response to “Armed Forces Day Gift to Military Families”

  1. Melissa Greene Says:

    I work in Erwin, nearby, I get off at 1 pm and will be there.
    Melissa

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