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Gold star families and veterans get free National Park passes for life

Nov 11, 2022, 5:38 PM
(National Park Service Photo/Neal Herbert)...
(National Park Service Photo/Neal Herbert)
(National Park Service Photo/Neal Herbert)

Military Personnel and their families can now enjoy National Parks free of cost.

According to the National Park Service website, NPS in partnership with Operation Live Well “would like to thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks.”

The free Military Pass is a lifetime pass available to Gold Star Families and US military veterans. A free annual military pass is also available for current US military members and their dependents.

The passes provide access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, national parks, and forests.

The website states, “the free Military Pass is a way to thank current US military members and their dependents, Gold Star Families, and US military veterans for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters.”

More information on the passes can be found here. 

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