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    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Waives Entrance Fees to all Veterans on Veterans Day

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Date: November 6, 2006
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced a new policy effective this Veterans Day (November 11, 2006). U.S. Veterans, members of armed forces and their families will be admitted free-of-charge on Veterans Day to public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.

Therefore on November 11th the entrance fee at Wright Brothers National Memorial will be waived for all veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. The entrance pass issued to veterans on November 11th will be valid for that day.

This tradition will continue annually on November 11th each year. The date will not change with the date of the federal holiday. "I am pleased the Department has issued this policy. This is one small way we can express our appreciation to the Veterans and American servicemen and women who have served and are serving this country", said Superintendent Murray.

For more information, call Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center at 252-441-7430.

Did You Know?

Giant Water Flea

This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.