Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Little Way to Say Thank You

The National Museum of the Pacific War and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation are proud to be part of a nationwide effort to honor and support today’s active duty Military including active duty Reserves and active duty National Guard. Blue Star Museums is a National Endowment for the Arts program that includes over 600 museums from all fifty states offering free admission to active duty personnel and up to five immediate family members. Free admission will begin on Memorial Day, May 31st, and last through Labor Day, September 6th. Free admission will get those who qualify into our entire site which includes the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Nimitz Museum, the Pacific Combat Zone and more free of charge. It does not include admission to the Living History Program - a special event that will be held the weekends of June 19th and 20th, July 3rd and 4th and September 4th and 5th. Those tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and are sold in advance at the Nimitz Museum and Bush Gallery front desks, as well as at the Pacific Combat Zone the day of the event.

The men and women of today’s military, along with their families, sacrifice so much for their country and the American people. It is our hope that this will be taken as a small thank you to those who put their lives in harm’s way day after day for our freedom. We invite all active duty military personnel and their families to come spend a day or two at our museum, on us.

For questions about identification requirements, a list off all participating museums or any other questions about the program, visit: www.arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index.php

Thank you for all that you do and we hope to see you this summer!