March 19, 2002
Santa Claus, IN -- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, along with police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, will be honored with a free day—Heroes Day—at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.
"We want to show our appreciation to those men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line for their fellow citizens," says the parks' president, Will Koch. "We're offering these American heroes a free day's admission on Memorial Day, and look forward to seeing lots of them having fun with their families that day."
Heroes Day will be held on Monday, May 27. Current members of the U.S. Military--including those in the Reserves and National Guard, plus police officers, firefighters, and EMTs will receive two free tickets for that day when they show their professional identification cards at the front gate. Discounts will be available to additional members of the Hero's family.
"Since last fall we've all learned we shouldn't take our nation's Heroes for granted," says Koch. "On Heroes Day, we will dedicate the ‘Avenue of Flags' in our 4th of July section to our nation's Heroes with a ceremony involving representatives from all branches of the military, plus an EMT, police officer and firefighter."
On other days of the season, a special discount will be extended to members of the military, firefighters, police officers and EMTs who show their professional i.d. at the ticket booth.
Holiday World will open it 57th season on May 4. Splashin' Safari will open for the season on May 18, with the premiere of ZOOMbabwe, the World's Largest Enclosed Water Slide. For more information, visit the parks' website at www.holidayworld.com.