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Brianna Laferla with her three children Charlie, Jeffrey and Natalia.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will honor veterans and active duty military personnel with free admission this Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

As always, family members who accompany veterans to the aquarium are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Families of active duty military personnel are also eligible for the discount, even if the person serving is not present.

To receive free admission, visitors must show military or veteran organization identification, discharge papers or other official military identification; families of deployed military personnel must show active duty identification.

The aquarium is providing free admission as an offer of thanks. Many of the aquarium’s leadership, staff and volunteers are active duty personnel and veterans themselves. Aquarium Development and Membership Assistant Brianna Laferla has served in the US Navy Reserves, since 2015, after serving as active duty for five years.

“Never forget the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters,” said Laferla. “My son Charlie was actually born on Veteran’s day, 11/11/2016.”

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located at 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road in Newport. For more information, go to www.aquarium.org or call 541-867-3474.

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