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Friday, Nov 09 2012 03:56 PM

César E. Chávez National Monument Celebrates Veterans Day with Fee Free Weekend

César E. Chávez  National Monument, the newest of the 398 units in the national park system, gives thanks this Veterans Day weekend to the men and women who have defended our freedom through military service. The monument will join other national park locations in offering a fee-free weekend from Saturday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 12, according to Acting Superintendent Ruben Andrade.

“National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage – our ideals, our majestic lands, our sacred sites, our patriotic icons – which our military has defended through the years,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of military members, past and present, and honored to tell their story at many of our national parks.”

The César E. Chávez National Monument Visitor Center at "La Paz" in Keene is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Enjoy a stroll through the memorial garden, the site of Cesar Chavez's resting place, and stop at the visitor center where one can see photo exhibits as well as a view into Cesar's office.

Veterans Day weekend is the last of the National Park Service entrance fee free days for 2012. More information is available at:  www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

For more information see: www.nps.gov/cech

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