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WASHINGTON — Officials at Anheuser-Busch have extended their offer of free theme park admission for active-duty servicemembers through 2006, allowing troops and up to three family members a free day of rest and roller coasters.

The offer is good at all of the company’s theme parks, which include SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place. The company has eight parks in five states.

Any active-duty servicemember, reservist or guardsman is entitled to free admission under the program. Families of troops serving overseas also are eligible to visit the parks in the military personnel’s absence.

Civilian defense workers are not eligible for the free tickets. To claim the tickets, recipients must supply a valid service ID or military dependent ID.

Anheuser-Busch officials said more than 900,000 troops and family members took part in the program in 2005.

For information on registration and park schedules, visit www.herosalute.com.


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