College Station, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our participation as part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active-duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and active-duty National Guard and active-duty Reserve members.
“The Bush Library and Museum considers it a privilege to offer free admission to our active-duty military and their family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice to our country,” said Warren Finch, Bush Library and Museum director.
While the Blue Star Museums program is strictly between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Bush Library and Museum offers free admission to active-duty service members and their families year round. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/military.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit http://www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.
Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network. The Bush Library and Museum is a leading research institution, popular area tourist attraction and proud community partner. The museum tells the story of the life and times of George Bush, 41st President of the United States, with emphasis on family, leadership, public service and civic literacy. For more information visit the Bush Library and Museum website at bushlibrary.tamu.edu.