WILLIAMSBURG — This Memorial Day Weekend, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation said it will continue its tradition of military outreach by offering free admission to all active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members and immediate dependents May 26-29.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) said tickets are available through the “Honoring Service to America” program and made possible by a $100,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. Since 2015, the program has distributed over 53,000 tickets to military families, it noted.
In addition to offering military families free admission, Colonial Williamsburg will host a Memorial Day Commemoration in partnership with the Williamsburg Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on Palace Green on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. that will feature a traditional wreath-laying ceremony. The day will conclude with “Salute to the Fallen,” a bagpipe performance from the roof deck of the Governor’s Palace 4:40 p.m.
Free “Honoring Service to America” single-day passes are available at all onsite ticket locations with proper ID, CWF said. Minor dependents must be accompanied by an adult, and dependents ages 10 and over must present a valid dependent ID.
Service members need not be present for qualifying guests to receive free Honoring Service to America tickets, which are provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification, the foundation added.
Veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service.
Colonial Williamsburg is also offering military discounts on Colonial Williamsburg hotels, dining, retail, golf and spa. Additional information on Colonial Williamsburg’s military outreach is available at online.
For more information about the Honoring Service to America program and tickets visit colonialwilliamsburg.org/memorialday, call 855-296-6627, or follow Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram.