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Veteran’s Day at the Zoo

By Cara · November 11th, 2014 · No Comments

The Woodland Park Zoo honor U.S. military and veterans with free zoo admission today, Tuesday November 11th for Veterans Day.

From the Woodland Park Zoo:

They serve, they defend, they protect, they sacrifice, and Woodland Park Zoo salutes them. In honor of those who put themselves at risk in service to their community and country, the zoo extends free admission to all active, retired, and veteran U.S. military personnel and their spouses with valid service identification on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Woodland Park Zoo also recognizes the families and friends of our military with a special offer: up to four accompanying family members with valid ID will receive $5 off regular zoo admission on Veterans Day. Veterans Day discounts cannot be combined with other offers or zoo discounts.

Year round active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families are recognized with the Woodland Park Zoo’s ongoing military discount. Fall/Winter hours are from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Parking at the zoo is $5.25

Say hi to a grizzly bear at Woodland Park Zoo! Photo Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Speaking of brown bears…Brown Bear Car Wash in affiliation with Grace For Vets, will honor veterans and service personnel (and spouses) on Veterans Day with free car washes at all tunnel car washes, the closest to Fremont is the Brown Bear located at 5111 15th Ave NW.

Some may be wondering, with so many federal holidays on Mondays why November 11th?

Veteran’s Day was originally Armistice Day celebrating the end of World War I, known at the time as “The Great War.” In that war a cessation of hostilities took place at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. While negotiations and treaties amongst the nations involved took several more months to agree upon the fighting ended at 11:00am on November 11th, 1918. The modern Veteran’s Day came into being in the 1950s.

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