Haleakalā Waives Entrance for Veterans Day, Nov. 11
By Maui Now Staff
Haleakalā National Park is waiving entrance fees for all park visitors today in commemoration of Veteran’s Day.
In addition, active duty military can obtain a free one-year America the Beautiful Military Pass at any national park, on any day of the year, park officials said.
The National Park Service has strong roots in the military; with the first park rangers being soldiers, according to a park announcement.
The uniform, especially the “ranger hat,” still reflect the Cavalry units that protected national parks until the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, officials said.
Today, more than 17% of National Park Service employees, nationwide, are veterans.