Gulf Islands National Seashore areas will offer fee free entry on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day. National Parks throughout the country annually waive entrance fees on Veteran’s Day in gratitude for the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the armed forces. Perdido Key, Fort Barrancas, and Okaloosa Areas will be fee free.
Originally known as Armistice Day, November 11 marks the cessation of hostilities following World War One. Following World War Two, the holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day to honor all of those who have served in the nation’s armed forces. Several national parks throughout the country preserve the stories of those who have served, including Gulf Islands National Seashore, learn more at www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/
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About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/GulfIslands, on Facebook www.facebook.com/
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/