To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken
Salazar today announced that areas managed by the department will not
charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park
Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and
Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on
what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and
keep peace around the world, Salazar said.
“The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free
day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said Salazar said “The
sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed
forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy
this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to remember
our service men and women who are currently serving overseas in harm’s
The Department of Agriculture also is waiving entrance fees at its national forests.
From the U.S. Department of the Interior