This Memorial Day local businesses have decided to show their appreciation to the military and their families. Memorial Day, of course, is not about the barbecues, beach and time away from work. Memorial Day is time to remember and celebrate those gave the ultimate sacrifice in service for the United States of America.

Florida Aquarium

May 23 – 25

All military active duty, activated, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsmen are entitled to two free general admission tickets to The Florida Aquarium for themselves and a guest. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive 50% off of general admission tickets. Must present military ID at time of purchase. Discount is valid May 23, 24, 25.

Lowry Park Zoo

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, any active duty, activated, retired or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to free admission on May 25, 2009 (Memorial Day). He or she will need to show a Department of Defense photo ID at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo ticket counter. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents.

Busch Gardens

Not just on Memorial Day, but throughout the year, Busch Gardens offers free park admission to members of the military.

Here’s to the Heroes provides a single day’s free admission to any one SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park, Sesame Place, Adventure Island or Water Country USA for the service member and as many as three of his or her direct dependents. This is for active duty military