Lewis Diuguid

Area cities should honor military personnel, veterans for the Fourth of July

All Kansas City-area municipalities should follow Jackson County’s lead for the Fourth of July holiday weekend by waiving some park fees to honor people in the military and others who have served.

Every Wednesday through Veterans Day, active duty military personnel and veterans can play for free at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. They can take free boat rides at Lake Jacomo and don’t have to pay for beach areas or for historic sites, The Kansas City Star reports.

The Kansas City area has a lot of veterans as residents because of the closeness to military bases. People who plan to take advantage of the opportunity must show proof of their service such as by presenting a military identification card.