FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Flagstaff Area National Monuments will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day in recognition of current and former servicemen and women.
"From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, freedoms, and resources of this country," said National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis as he announced the fee-free day. "In honor of veterans, entry to the national parks, which preserve many of our nation's finest natural and cultural resources, will be free on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us."
Visitors arriving at Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano or Wupatki National Monuments will be allowed to enter free of charge. Monument entrance stations will also have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
In addition, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA), our non-profit partner that supports the interpretive activities of the Flagstaff National Monuments, will be giving a 15 percent discount on all sales items Nov. 11 at all Monument bookstores. For more information about WNPA, visit www.wnpa.org.
For more information about the waiving of fees at the Flagstaff Area National Monuments on Veteran's Day, please call (928) 526-1157, ext. 230. For information on NPS battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans, visit the NPS website at www.nps.gov/pub_aff_veterans/honor.htm.
To learn more about visiting the Flagstaff Area National Monuments contact: Wupatki at (928) 679-2365 or www.nps.gov/wupa, Sunset Crater Volcano at (928) 526-0502 or www.nps.gov/sucr, Walnut Canyon National Monuments at (928) 526-3367 or www.nps.gov/waca.
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