KEYSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA - JULY 01: The busts of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln tower over the Black Hills at Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monument and speak before the start of a fireworks display on July 3. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

America’s national parks are celebrating Veterans Day with free lifetime passes for those who served their country. Starting on November 11th, all Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted ‘America The Beautiful’ passes, granting free access to all national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Mt. Rushmore.

The change extends to veterans and Gold Star families the existing free admission policy already in play for active-duty troops and their families, as well as Guard and Reserve members. It waives both entrance and day-use recreation fees for lands managed by the Department of the Interior nationwide according to

Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt says the passes allow veterans to visit “the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect.” If you want to know more about this program click here!

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