Grammy Museum Offers Free Admission To Military Personnel And Families For Summer As Part Of Blue Star Program
May 26, 2016 at 11:41 AM (PT)
The GRAMMY MUSEUM at L.A. LIVE is participating in BLUE STAR MUSEUMS, a collaboration among the NEA, BLUE STAR FAMILIES, the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, and more than 2,000 museums across the U.S. to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel, including NATIONAL GUARD and RESERVE, and their families this summer, from MEMORIAL DAY through LABOR DAY.
Support for BLUE STAR FAMILIES programming and promotional materials has been provided by METLIFE FOUNDATION. The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
GRAMMY MUSEUM Executive Director BOB SANTELLI commented: "We are very pleased to join the thousands of museums across the country in welcoming active military members and their families to our museum for free. We have employed several military veterans since opening, including our Senior Security and Facilities Manager PABLO GARCES, who served in the U.S. ARMY from 1997 to 2005. We are so honored to have the opportunity to give back to our nation's military personnel in this special way."
Added BLUE STAR FAMILIES CEO KEATHY ROTH-DOUQUET: "BLUE STAR MUSEUMS has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year. It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers."