May 26. 2014
Valdosta, GA - "To come out and spend time with other military people away from the post and everything.. it's good", says Aaron Rogers, U.S. Army Veteran.
Veterans, active members of our military, and their families flocked to Wild Adventures Theme Park this weekend for their Memorial Day Celebration. The park offered free admission to all active, retired, disabled, and reservists on Sunday and Monday, and discounted tickets to family and friends.
"It's just a small way that Wild Adventures can say thank you to all those folks that have given so much to our country", says Laurie Windham, with Wild Adventures.
As part of the Wild Adventures Memorial Day Celebration, guests were invited to grab a piece of chalk on their way in and leave a message in honor of their favorite military member right at the front gate.
Rogers says he lost friends in Iraq and appreciates that Wild Adventures gives him... and other vets... the opportunity to spend time together on these important holidays.
"There aren't really a lot of places that do a whole lot for the military, but it's coming around a little more than what it used to be", says Rogers.
Windham says guests were in for a special treat this weekend, as the park introduced many new shows, including Swifty Swine Racing pigs.
Windham says the Celebration comes with a new 7-day-a-week park schedule. It includes some evenings and other special events. For more information on the Wild Adventures summer and holiday schedules, visit Wild Adventures.com.