Gov. Hogan: Veterans will get free admission to all state parks
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) - In honor of Veterans Day, Gov. Larry Hogan announced he is waiving admission fees to all state parks for veterans.
All military veterans, whether Maryland residents or not, will get free entrance to the state's 72 parks, managed by the Maryland Park Service, according to a Friday news release.
There are more than 414,000 veterans living in Maryland, mostly in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery counties, said Hogan's office.
State parks include Assateague State Park in Worcester County, Deep Creek Lake State Park in Garrett County, Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, and Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County.
"We can never thank our brave servicemen and women enough for what they have done and continue to do for our citizens, our state, and our nation," said Hogan in a statement. "By providing veterans this complimentary benefit, which encourages them to access and enjoy our great outdoors, we hope to express our sincere appreciation, gratitude, and respect for their service."