RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The men and women who defended their nation are getting some small gestures of gratitude in return around Virginia this weekend and on Veterans Day.
Starting Saturday and running through Monday, James Madison's Montpelier will offer free admission to veterans and active military. Family members are not included.
At Colonial Williamsburg, free admission is being offered to active military, guard, reservists, retirees and their dependents, through Monday. Special programs are also planned.
In recognition of Veterans Day weekend, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are waiving fees at all day use recreation sites.
Finally, Virginia State Parks will waive parking fees on Monday. Over the weekend, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer special programming.
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