This Wednesday November 11th is a pretty special date for all of us. On this day we not only honor all of the people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, but also 96 years since the end of the “Great War” or the World War I.
It is stated that even though World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France, the cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.
One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, known today as Veterans Day.
Many things have changed since then, especially the knowledge and understanding of the benefits that our natural resources provide to the health of our body and mind. As well of importance of focusing our future fights to protect them.
There is no better way to celebrate our freedom, to increase our environmental consciousness and honor our veterans than visiting an U.S state park. Well, it seems that Colorado Parks and Wildlife understands this perfectly and they are offering to all military men and women a free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Take advantage that the temperature still hasn’t dropped drastically and enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing in some of the nations most amazing natural sites.
How to Get a Free Pass?
To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) and their families must show:
- A valid active, reserve or retired military identification card,
- An identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion,
- Discharge papers or a DD214,
- Or other proof of service.
The identification should be presented at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free. This offer applies only to entrance; other fees, rules and regulations apply.
Enjoy the wilderness and America’s freedom as you honor our brave veterans this November 11th.