Many national parks have direct connections to the American military—there are dozens of battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate and honor the service of American veterans. In addition, every national park is part of our collective identity that defines who we are and where we came from as a nation. They are tactile reminders of the values, the ideals, and the freedoms that our veterans protect.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is extra special as it commemorates TR and his time serving as a Colonel and the formation of the Rough Riders, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry.
The majestic landscapes, natural wonders, and patriotic icons that we cherish as a society have also inspired military members through the years.
The National Park Service invites all visitors to remember our veterans by visiting any National Park Service site for free on Veterans Day.