Richmond, VA (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
Virginia’s rich military history and iconic sites make the state a moving destination to honor the men and women of America’s armed services this Veterans Day. Many sites are offering free admission to veterans and members of the military, along with special military discounts at several Virginia lodging facilities, to help visitors celebrate Veterans Day with loved ones.
Mount Vernon salutes veterans with free admission for active duty, former and retired military personnel on Veterans Day complete with a community concert by an all-veteran barbershop chorus singing traditional tunes and a military medley.
Visit the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, with free admission on Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to noon.
Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission passes on Veterans Day to active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents with the Honoring Service to America pass, which includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums, an orientation walk, a viewing of “Williamsburg, The Story of a Patriot,” free shuttle bus service and parking at the visitor center, from November 11 - 14, 2010.
In honor of the members and families of America’s armed services, both current and past, Virginia State Parks will waive parking fees for all Virginians on Veterans Day at all 35 state parks.
National Parks and National Park Service sites are also free to all visitors on Veterans Day in Virginia including:
As a special thank you to military members and their families, hotels, B&Bs and inns across Virginia offer special rates, reductions and promotions for Veterans Day and throughout the year. These are just a few destinations with special military offers, with a complete listing found at Virginia.org/veteransday.
Virginia is home to some of the country’s best military memorials and museums. Find more information on iconic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the National D-Day Memorial, the U.S. Marine Corps museum, the Virginia War Memorial and more at http://www.Virginia.org.
Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Visit http://www.Virginia.org/veteransday for more information on Veterans Day events, memorials and discounts throughout Virginia, or call toll-free 1-800-VISITVA to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers Travel Guide.
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