Gold Star Families Could Get Free Access to National Parks

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Families of people who died during military service would receive free access to national parks if Congress approves a proposal from two Maine lawmakers.

Democratic Rep. Jared Golden and independent Sen. Angus King said their proposal would honor Gold Star families with free entrance to the National Park Service’s locations and other federally managed public lands.

Golden, a Marine veteran, said the proposal is common sense because “families of fallen service members should have free access to our country’s most treasured places.” King called it “simply the right thing to do.”

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Author: Dian Welle