Military Heroes to be Saluted July 1-4 at Six Flags St. Louis
Active military members will receive free admission to Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, and military displays will be set up in the park during Fourth of July holiday to benefit Operation Homefront. Six Flags will donate to cause, based on ticket sales.
Six Flags St. Louis will host the third annual Salute to Heroes on July 1-4. Men and women serving the United States will receive free admission to the theme park, according to a Six Flags announcement this week.
At the invitation of Operation Homefront of Missouri, the Army’s 94th Engineer Battalion members from Fort Leonard Wood, MO, will be in the park during those days demonstrating their capabilities and equipment during Salute to Heroes.
All active military personnel and reservists with valid military identification will receive a complimentary admission ticket to Six Flags St. Louis on July 1–4. A $31.99 discount is available to military families with valid military IDs, or up to four guests accompanying the active military personnel at the Six Flags main gate.
Anyone can purchase these discounted tickets online at sixflags.com by using the code "HERO12.” For each ticket purchased at the $31.99 rate, Six Flags will donate $3 to Operation Homefront.
Salute to Heroes gives park guests a glimpse into military life with special military displays and vehicles including a Forward Operating Base, fire truck, D7 dozer and vibratory roller. Operation Homefront also have a booth set up where guests can create and send their own care packages to deployed soldiers.
There also will be a fireworks display on July 1 and July 4 at 9 p.m. as part of the event.
Operation Homefront was formed in 2002 to support the families of deployed service members. Now the organization provides services to military families across the nation with 23 chapters serving 32 states. Operation Homefront offers services for American military personnel and their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Operation Homefront provides many services including food assistance in the form of gift cards or food boxes and auto repair through authorized service centers, according to the Six Flags announcement.