Active-Duty Free Admission Program Sponsored by Wawa
We are pleased to announce that the Morris Arboretum has received a first-time grant from Wawa in support of our Active-Duty Free Admission Program. This grant provides all current active military members and their families with free admission to the Arboretum. To qualify for the program, service members simply need to show a valid military ID, a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card at the entrance kiosk. This program does not include ticketed and promotional events at the Arboretum.
The Arboretum began offering free admission to active military members in 2019, inspired by the story of a longtime member who found solace and healing in the gardens after returning from military service during the Cold War.
“Morris Arboretum has long been a place for people to replenish themselves physically and mentally,” said William Cullina, the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of Morris Arboretum. “Our active-duty free admission program is our way of saying thank you and to provide comfort in a beautiful setting to those who give so much for our country. The Arboretum is proud of this program, and grateful for The Wawa Foundation’s support.”
The grant will formally be presented today at the grand opening of Wawa’s newest store in Glenside, PA. Wawa is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with local communities and national partners, and we thank them for their support!