FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 10, 2016
GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES FREE ADMISSION INTO FLORIDA STATE PARKS IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY
~Celebrate Veterans Day at a local state park~
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 in Washington, D.C.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick
Scott announced that Florida State Parks will be offering free admission at
Florida’s 174 state parks for all families and visitors tomorrow, Veterans Day,
in recognition of all those who have served and are currently serving in our U.S.
military. Year-round, Florida's state parks offer special deals on Annual
Entrance Passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military branches, veterans with service related disabilities and
surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat.
Governor Scott said, “Honoring
our military members and veterans is an incredible priority across our state.
This Veterans Day, I encourage all Floridians to take a moment to recognize our
many military heroes and thank them for their selfless service. I also hope
families and visitors will take this opportunity to visit the best state parks
in the country free of charge and enjoy the beautiful state our veterans have
worked so hard to protect.”
DEP Secretary Jon Steverson said, “I am proud to offer free
entry to all visitors to Florida State Parks this Veterans Day. Florida’s state
parks preserve much of our state's wartime history and provide a great
opportunity for reflection as we thank those who have served our country.”
In celebration of Veterans Day, several parks are hosting
special events this weekend:
In addition to offering springs, beaches and forests, Florida
State Parks also include an abundance of historical and military sites. One of
these parks is Fort Clinch – a fort located on Amelia Island that served as a
base in 1864. 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 in Washington, D.C.
Learn more about annual entrance passes and discounts here.
*This offer does not include the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. All other use fees, such as overnight accommodations and tours, will be charged as usual on Nov. 11, 2016.