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Blue Star Families And NEA Reward Service Members For Their Efforts With Free Entry To Museums

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The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums across the country will let active duty military personnel and their families visit for free. Between all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and American Samoa over 1,300 museums will be participating. This is the second summer of the program, which is sponsored by Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts. Blue Star Families is an organization run by military families for military families, and their involvement highlights the program's potential to enrich service members' lives during their trips home.

The program coincides with Fleet Week, when the U.S. Navy comes into harbor Wednesday morning, which allows the opportunity for maximum participation from active service members.

To see a full list of participating museums in your state click here.