Oregon Zoo honors Veterans Day with free entry for vets, active-duty, and family members

Asian elephant Shine in the North Meadow habitat, part of Elephant Lands at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.

Many will take time this coming weekend to show their gratitude for the men and women who served our country in the armed forces.

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and in observance of the holiday the Oregon Zoo is offering free entry to vets and their families.

Veterans Day at the Zoo gives military veterans, active-duty service members, as well as their family members accompanying them a free day at the zoo.

The deal also applies to families of service members deployed overseas.

The event was put on in partnership with the Walmart Foundation.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has served our country and the families who support them,” said Dr. Don Moore, zoo director. “We’re also grateful for Walmart’s continued support, which ensures that more of our community can visit the zoo and be inspired to take action for wildlife.”

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