Thanking our military with a Blue Star

Can we ever thank our military enough for all of the sacrifices that they and their families make to keep us safe?  One small tangible way was set up several years ago.  An organization devoted to the military, called Blue Star Families, has made arrangements for military and their families to get into area museums during the summer for free admission.

This blurb explaining the details of the program was taken directly from their website.

Welcome to Blue Star Museums!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. See the map below for museums participating this summer.

Blue star link

Here are the museums that are participating this summer in Nebraska.



Boys Town



Fort Calhoun


Grand Island








  • Rock School Museum
  • Silverhill Museum


For more information, you can go directly to their website.

Even if you are not military, you could definitely help the program by going to the places that are supporting the military.  And if you happen to see a serviceman or servicewoman there when you go, please be sure to say thank you to them AND their families!

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