Honoring America's Veterans is a special Fairfax County Park Authority program to express appreciation to the Fairfax County residents who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
On both Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families receive complimentary admission at the Park Authority's nine RECenters as well as participation in drop-in fitness classes, use of pools and spas, fitness rooms, gyms and racquetball courts at FCPA’s nine recreational facilities.
This special outreach program is the Park Authority’s way of saying “Thank you” for service to our county. It is made possible through generous contributions to the Fairfax County Park Foundation from individual donors and John Marshall Bank.
The Honoring America’s Veterans program is also supported by donations to the Park Foundation that honor the life of Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith. This civilian employee of the Army at the time of his death was attending a meeting at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 struck. This program is an extension of his legacy which included the Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith Memorial Field at Grist Mill Park.