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May 21, 2003

Colonial Williamsburg Honors Service to America During Three Major Holidays This Year Free Military Admission Compliments Celebrations

At Colonial Williamsburg, the restored capital of 18th-century Virginia, we diligently work each day to bring our nation’s cultural and historical legacy to life. This year in recognition of the men and women who work so hard to protect our way of life today, we invite our military to come as our honored guests during three holiday weeks to be inspired by all of the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences that gave birth to our great and proud nation.

“Honoring America’s Veterans” offers free admission, with valid ID or discharge documents, to any veteran, active, reserve or retired member of the U.S. military during Memorial Day week, May 23-29; Independence Day week, July 4-10; and Veterans Day week, Nov. 7-13. These Length of Stay passes may be upgraded to Colonial Williamsburg’s yearlong Freedom Pass for 25 percent off the regular price of $49 for adults and $24.50 for youth 6-14. Children under 6 are free. The Freedom Pass includes a 50 percent discount on evening programs except during the Christmas season. Special hotel packages also are available on those during these weeks as well as throughout the year.

After all, as the historical birthplace of America’s culture, ideals and values, we’re rather accustomed to having distinguished Americans in town.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. Known worldwide as the nation’s largest living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg recently was recognized as the “Best Historic Site” by readers of Southern Living magazine for the seventh straight year. Colonial Williamsburg is located just 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free (800) HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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Lorraine C. Brooks
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