BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In honor of those who served this Veterans' Day, the National Park Service is granting military veterans and Gold Star families free access to all National Parks, wildlife refuges and forests in the U.S. "forever."
In Massachusetts, that includes free entry to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the Saugus Iron Works National Park, and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
While the Minute Man National Historical Park in Lincoln is already free for all, park spokesman Tim Moore said it's still a great place to spend Veterans' Day.
"Minute Man really is the first veteran's park," he said. "This is where the United States really began, in a military sense ... In our other parks around the country, it's going to be a great opportunity."
In order to gain free access to any National Park, Moore said veterans will just need to show their certification card.
"For Gold Star families because obviously there's not a physical ID that comes with that, there's actually a self-certification voucher form," Moore said. "Go to nps.gov and search for Gold Star voucher."
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports:
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