In honor of Veterans Day, Alabama State Parks are waiving the entrance fee for the weekend for veterans. Many of Alabama’s state parks were developed with the help from the Civilian Conservation Corps, which employed numerous veterans. In 2017 Alabama State Parks plan to expand its Veterans Sponsorship Program. It allows park patrons to sponsor free access for veterans to park sites that have an entrance fee. The program began on Memorial Day in 2014. Since then more than $10,000 has been donated to the program.