On November 11, Americans will join tribute to remember our veterans who served this nation. This year, the National Park Foundation asks you to honor those who kept our nation safe by celebrating at America’s national parks. Did you know that many national parks hold connections to the military? Among them you will find memorials, battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate America’s military. Even better, you can attend special events or participate in volunteer opportunities this Veterans Day at various national parks.
Volunteers across the nation are joining together to honor those who served by giving back to America’s national parks. I recently received an email that this month American Express and the Student Conservation Association are hosting Find Your Park Days of Service for Veterans Day in New York City and the Bay Area. Here is the info:
New York City
Saturday, November 12
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Jacob Riis Park (Gateway National Recreation Area)
Build new garden beds and plant native pollinator species along the coastline of Jamaica Bay in Jacob Riis Park, which was the site of Naval Air Station Rockaway during World War I.
Saturday, November 19
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Milagra Ridge (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)
Plant native species and restore trails on Milagra Ridge, a former major base for the Army seacoast defense in World War II and a Nike anti-aircraft missile site in the Cold War era.
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army’s legacy and honor all of America’s military, past and present, with special events throughout the day on Veterans Day. The schedule includes an Enlistment Ceremony, ranger-led tours, and special presentations by volunteers, veterans, and park staff. Learn more.
Gettysburg National Military Park offers military veteran free admission to its Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, free admission to the David Wills House and to Eisenhower National Historic site on November 11. Learn more.
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park will view the ways in which America soberly and then ecstatically marked VE-DAY and VJ-DAY through headlines, film clips, and photographs. Learn more.
If you are participating in any of these events or at other national parks, be sure to use the hashtags #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque when sharing your experience!
How are you honoring those who served this Veterans Day?
I received the above information as a blogger via the National Park Foundation. All opinions and thoughts expressed are 100% my own.