Cape May-Lewes Ferry Offers Free Ferry Passage to U.S. Military on Nov. 11

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(CAPE MAY, N.J.) — On Saturday, November 11, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry will offer free passenger round-trip, same-day travel for U.S. military veterans and active military personnel with a valid ID.  

Although military discounts are available all year long, this is the first year that the Ferry is offering the special free fare in honor of Veterans Day.  

In addition, military personnel and veterans receive a free cup of coffee or fountain soda plus 11-percent — in honor of Nov. 11 — off any food or retail purchases in either terminal or aboard a ferry vessel.

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According to the Veterans Administration, more than 400,000 veterans live in New Jersey while 78,000 reside in Delaware – about eight percent of that state’s population. In Cape May County, veterans make up nearly nine percent of the population, one of the highest rates in the state.
According to Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the ferry operators wanted to honor and thank the nation's military community for their service to our country.  

“Veterans have sacrificed a lot for us and this is a small way we can give back,” Gehrke said. “Many of our employees are veterans and reserve military themselves from all branches of the military, our homeport of Cape May is also home to the USCG training center, and we are a key way for veteran and active military to get to Washington D.C. for ceremonies and events. We’re happy to make the journey just a bit easier on this important day for those who have served.”
If traveling roundtrip with a vehicle, standard rates apply with a $14 discount. These discounted rates are valid only on November 11, 2017 and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. These discounted Veterans Day rates only apply on Veteran’s Day while the standard military discount applies year-round. Call 800-643-3779 and use the code VETDAY to make a reservation.

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