Joshua Tree Free To Veterans This Sunday
Veterans and active military personnel, along with their families, will be admitted free to Joshua Tree National Park on November 11, 2007. Free admisson to military personnel on Veteran’s Day will be extended at all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee.
The 391 units of the National Park Service preserve and protect some of the country’s most significant scenic and cultural places. The website http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor.htm provides information on National Park Service battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans.
“I hope that all service members take advantage of this fee-free day and spend Sunday in a park making memories with their families,” said NPS Director Mary A. Bomar. “I am part of a military family and I know firsthand that time spent together is extremely precious. National parks provide wonderful opportunities for families to connect with each other while they explore our country’s natural, historical, and recreational treasures.”
More information about Joshua Tree National Park and Veteran’s Day weekend activities can be found on this website or by calling 760-367-5500.
Did You Know?
One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year. More...