Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What are you doing for Memorial Day?

If you're in  the DC area, you should join the Air Force Association and the Air Force Sergeants Association in a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Air Force Memorial. CMSgt of the Air Force James A. Roy will be the keynote speaker of the ceremony. Planned activities include the national anthem, invocation, speeches, the laying of the wreath and the sounding of Taps. 

All military, veterans and civilians are welcome and encouraged to attend. (Directions can be found online at www.airforcememorial.org.) 

But Blue Star Museums once again are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families starting this Memorial Day! More than 1,300 museums across the country are participating in this summer-long program with the National Endowment for the Arts. The offer runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.The list includes a wide range of museums, including the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Art Institute of Chicago, New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va. 

Check out http://www.arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index2011.php for a list of participating museums.

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