Vets get free admission to National Parks during Veterans Day weekend

File-In this Friday, Dec. 31,2010 file photo showing Delicate Arch at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. With five national parks and seven national monuments, Utah stands to lose big if the federal government shuts down Friday night amid failed budget talks. State tourism officials say they could lose millions of dollars in visitor revenue if the parks close as families with kids on spring break change their plans and head elsewhere. (Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press)

Vets can get into Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, for free this Veterans Day weekend. (Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press)

The National Park Service is offering free admission to its 401 national parks for veterans during Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 9 to 11.

Of those 401 parks, 94 are National Park Service battlefields, military parks, cemeteries or military-related historic sites, according to a news release from the NPS.

“Every national park tells a part of the American story, and many of the parks have a direct connection to those who have served in the military through the years,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in the release. “I invite everyone to come to a national park to commemorate Veterans Day, whether it is to learn more about those who have given so much to defend our freedoms or to simply enjoy the beauty and majesty of the land they fought to protect.”

A full list of all National Park Service events can be found here.

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