Military Personnel Get In Free At The Dallas Zoo

cheetah in land rover Military Personnel Get In Free At The Dallas Zoo

A cheetah in a Land Rover at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoo)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)The Dallas Zoo is honoring members of the armed forces this Fourth of July weekend.

As part of “Celebrate Freedom Weekend” there will be free admission for service members.

“Saturday, Sunday and Monday, all current, active and retired veterans and military personnel will receive free admission to the Dallas Zoo, along with free admission for up to three of their family members,” explained Karen Hamilton with the Dallas Zoo.

Hamilton says service members just need to show a military ID to get in and enjoy the festivities. “There will be all sorts of activity booths and local, community vendors here, many of which are directly of interest for military and veterans,” she said.

Everything kicks of Saturday morning with a special “Welcome Home Veterans” event.

Hamilton detailed the schedule. “There will be a ceremony at 11 on Saturday. We will have proclamations. The Korean War Veteran’s will post the flag. We will have the stating of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem.”

The Dallas Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


One Comment

  1. Samson says:

    LOL Little Brother, grow up. They deserve a discount,so do all the police and firemen that risk their lives to save you. Or is it your the criminal or enemy of the people who would rather live in peace? You won’t need a military nor police when all people can live in harmony. Are your streets safe? Only if you live in a bubble or maybe a mansion yet even those have been invaded.
    So how about you practice what you preach and make my life completely safe from criminals and killers in America by talking to them into the ground, then we can start working on making the world a fairy tale dreamland too. Yet in the real world what happens at home also happens in the world, thus you must have a military. Unless your okay with just getting blown away by an American or any other Nation or people that just want to kill for whatever reason they have.
    I don’t love Big Brother and yes just like those in our daily lives there are those in the Government and Military that are corrupt and sorry human beings. Those in your military come from all religions to no religion, yet they are willing to fight and die for even those who don’t appreciate what they do for them.
    Name one location on the face of the Earth that has no rulers! Well in case you didn’t know one does exist I’ll fill you in on it’s location-6 feet under the Earth. I’m sure even cavemen had rulers because that is what keeps a society doing their part 4 the sake of all of them. And I’m sure back in that time those that where greedy or lazy ended up causing fights, after all it is a small world in which time hasn’t changed human nature much. Kill in the name of Gods, kill for a buck (back then maybe a duck), and now just to get into a gang? Now have a nice day, but don’t go to the zoo since most of those on display might think you look tasty.

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