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Contact: Jeff Wolin, (719) 748 - 3253
Contact: Scott Harper, (719) 748 - 3253
In celebration of Veterans Day, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer free admission to the public on Tuesday, November 11. This fee free day is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
This fee free day has been observed since 2006. Waiving entrance fees to all National Park Service sites on Veterans Day is one way to show appreciation for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America's public lands accessible to all Americans.
Veterans Day falls on November 11 of every year. The holiday was created as a result of the signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954, the U.S. Congress approved November 11 as the day to honor all American veterans for their service to and sacrifices made for the United States.
In honor in Veterans Day Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will be offering the following special ranger guided programs:
10:00 AM – Interpretive Talk: The History of the Military and Our National Parks:Meet at the visitor
11:11 AM – Moment of Silence: Meet in the visitor center lobby.
11:30 AM – Ranger guided hike: Join Ranger Scott on a 3 mile hike on the Boulder Creek Trail. After the hike, light refreshments and hot chocolate will be served. Meet at the visitor center lobby.
For more information please call the Monument at (719) 748 –3253 ext. 202 or email at e-mail us. Follow us Facebook/FlorissantNPS