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Air Zoo to honor veterans with free admission and rides

November 4, 2011

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Air Zoo is honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve our country by offering free Ultimate Ace wristband packages to veterans, active military, Guard and Reserve members, and their immediate families* this Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11).

"Offering free wristband packages is the least we can do to show veterans and active military members that we recognize and appreciate all that they have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our country," said Bob Ellis, Air Zoo president and CEO.

Ultimate Ace wristband packages include access to all of the Air Zoo's aircraft, exhibits, artifacts, rides and attractions, including the Century of Flight Ferris Wheel, Montgolfier Balloon Race, Missions Theater, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, and more. Height and weight restrictions may apply. Proof of service is required.

For more information on the Air Zoo, visit or call 269.382.6555.

*An immediate family member is defined as a significant other or those who are 18 or younger living in the same household as the veteran or military member.

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. General admission is $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides.

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