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Here's A Long List Of Independence Day Discounts For Military Personnel
Editor’s Note: This article by Heather Sweeney originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.
On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Today, we can celebrate this freedom with discounts that span a number of products and services.
The following is a list of military discounts offered for Independence Day 2017. Please check back frequently as the list is updated.
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Book your summertime stay at any Affinia hotel in NYC and receive up to 25% off. Plus, they will donate $10 for every reservation made to Operation Homefront.
Active duty, retired military, veterans and their dependents get free admission to the zoo July 1 through 4.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s military, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Current and past military men and women will be honored with free park admission July 1-4 and can bring up to 6 guests for a discounted price.
Carowinds offers free park admission to any active, inactive or retired service men and women July 3, 4 and 5.
All military members will receive free admission on July 4. Military personnel can also purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission and discounted Zoombezi Bay admission to military and their immediate family, July 1 through July 7.
Dorney Park in Pennsylvania offers free regular admission to any active or retired military personnel July 1 through 4. Military members can also purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six).
Funderland Amusement Park in Sacramento, CA is offering military members, veterans and their families a free day of rides on July 4.
Active duty and retired military personnel get free admission to Gilroy Gardens July 1-4.
All veterans are eligible for Home Depot's 10% military discount on July 4 with a DoD-issued ID, a DD214 or a Veterans Driver’s License.
Kings Dominion is offering free admission for active duty military and veterans June 30 through July 4. They are also offering discounted tickets for dependents.
Kings Island is offering active duty military members and veterans free admission July 1 through 4. They are also offering discounted tickets for up to six family members.
Michigan's Adventure is offering military personnel a free admission July 4. Military personnel may also purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $26 each.
Veterans and active duty members who visit Mystic Aquarium July 1 through 31 will receive free general admission. Dependent family members receive a discounted admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12).
All veterans and active duty military receive a free appetizer with any meal on July 4.
Rack Room Shoes offers a 10% military discount off entire purchase with military ID on Independence Day.
Valleyfair is offering free admission during their Military Days July 1 through 4 for active duty military and veterans. Discounted tickets are available for up to six immediate family members.
Active duty, retired military, veterans and National Guard and Reserve receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on July 4. Military personnel can also purchase discounted tickets for their immediate family.
The article originally appeared on Military.com.
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KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.
Frances and Efrain Santiago, natives of Puerto Rico, wanted to show their support last month for protesters back home seeking to oust the island's governor.
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Someone from the Rolling Hills Estates Homeowners Association left a letter at their home, citing a "flag violation" and warning: "Please rectify the listed violation or you may incur a fine."
Frances Santiago, 38, an Army veteran, demanded to know why.
A West Point graduate received a waiver from the U.S. Army to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, and play in the NFL while serving as an active-duty soldier.
The waiver for 2nd Lt. Brett Toth was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who said that Toth signed a three-year deal with the Eagles. Toth graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2018.