They've given so much, this is the least that can be done.

Representative Jared Golden and Senator Angus King have submitted a bill to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Agriculture that would allow the immediate family members of those military members killed in the line of duty while serving our country.

Golden, a Marine Corps veteran and also a member of the House Armed Services Committee told, "Our bill is common sense: families of fallen service members should have free access to our country’s most treasured places. It’s a simple gesture, but it can make a difference in the lives of Gold Star Families and that’s important."

If approved, the new bill would allow Gold Star families free access to all National Parks including Acadia National Park, along with national wildlife refuges.

As far as Maine State Parks go, we can't find any information about free admittance for Gold State families, although the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry does allow free access to all veterans both active and retired, along with those that are disabled veterans.

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