National parks waive fees this weekend
November 7, 2012 · Updated 10:36 AM
To honor veterans, the National Park Service is offering fee public admission this weekend to all national parks.
Whidbey Islanders may want to journey to Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, or Mount Rainier National Park to take advantage of the offer. Or, they may choose to venture even further away.
America’s 398 national parks will all offer the public free admission Nov. 10-12 during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release.
“National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals, our majestic lands, our sacred sites, our patriotic icons — which our military has defended through the years,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in the release.
“We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of military members, past and present, and honored to tell their story at many of our national parks,” Jarvis added.