Honor Veterans With Your National Parks

By: 
Alanna Sobel

Every year on November 11, Americans celebrate U.S. military veterans’ service to our country with the observance of Veterans Day. But did you know that a perfect place to honor Veterans Day is in your national parks? Many of your national parks including Gettysburg National Military Park, World War II Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial  commemorate the women and men who have given so much to protect our freedoms as Americans, and to top it all off, Veterans Day weekend (November 9 -11) is fee-free!

From experiencing a living timeline at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and uncovering untold stories about military veterans at Gateway National Recreation Area to admiring a proud display of U.S. flags called “The Avenue of Flags” at Andersonville National Historic Site and discovering what you would find inside a soldier's knapsack at Morristown National Historical Park, our national parks offer endless ways to honor those who have answered the call to duty.  

We hope you’ll join us this Veterans Day weekend in our national parks as we pay tribute to veterans across the country. As always, please share your photos and stories with us!

For more information about events happening in America's national parks, visit the National Park Service's calendar.