Celebrate Veterans Day 2013 at Whiskeytown
Contact: Tricia Ford , (530) 242-3412
From November 9 through 11, 2013, the National Park Service will honor all military veterans with free entrance to all 401 national parks, including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, for everyone during the Veterans Day weekend.
"I invite everyone to come to Whiskeytown to commemorate Veterans Day to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the land our veterans fought to protect," said Superintendent Jim Milestone. In addition, Western National Parks Association is providing a special 15% off sale on all items, including tee shirts, souvenirs and books, at the park store located inside the Whiskeytown Visitor Center.
Hallowed places such as Saratoga, Fort McHenry, Vicksburg and the USS Arizona Memorial are among the 94 National Park Service battlefields, military parks, national cemeteries and military-related historic sites that commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout our country's history.
The National Park Service also provides active duty members of the military and their dependents with an annual national park pass, an $80 value, at no charge. Permanently disabled veterans can receive a free lifetime pass to all parks. The passes provide entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other federal lands – more than 2,000 in all. The passes can be acquired at any national park that charges an entrance fee. Information about all national park passes is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.