May 16, 2012 3:07 PM by Greg Boyce
Beginning Saturday, active duty military members and their dependents will be able to get a free annual pass to the nation's nearly 400 national parks.
"We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country," said Florissant Fossil Beds Superintendent Keith Payne. "We are proud to recognize these brave men and women and hope that a visit to this or any national park will offer an opportunity to unwind, relax, rejuvenate, and
just have fun with their families."
On Saturday, May 19th, in honor of Armed Forces Day, Florissant Fossil Beds will be issuing the annual military passes on Fort Carson at the Px and Commissary between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or until supplies run out.
The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
Active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents can also pick up their pass at Florissant Fossil Beds during regular operating hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) seven days a week. They must show a current, valid military identification card. Find more information by clicking here.
For a complete list of sites across the U.S. click here.