Memorial Day has come and gone, but our country’s recognition and admiration for our troops lasts for more than just one day. The Adirondack Museum exemplifies this statement, as it announces that it will be offering free admission to active military duty and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
The Adirondack Museum is able to offer this free admission through Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums in the country.
“This program is a terrific way to recognize our service men and women, and their families,” says David M. Kahn, Executive Director of the Adirondack Museum. This is the third year of the Blue Star Museums program, and the Adirondack Museum has taken part all three years.
Explains NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, “for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate fruquently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into the community.”
What a great way to thank those military men and women by giving them free access to the history they dedicate their lives to protect.
If you have a family member in the military, will you be headed up to the museum in Blue Mountain Lake this summer? Civilians too can take advantage of the rich history in the exhibits at the museum. Will we see you there?