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For Release: May 23, 2011
College Station, TX -

For the second consecutive year the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to offer free admission to all active-duty service members and their immediate family as part of the Blue Star Museums beginning May 30.

The Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.

"It is important to honor our service members and their families who have all sacrificed so much for our country, and for us partnering with the Blue Star Museums is a great way to do that," said Warren Finch, director of the Bush Library and Museum. "In fact, after participating in the program last year, we decided to continue to offer free admission to all active-duty military and their families year round."

"Blue Star Museums may be the program at the NEA of which I am proudest," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "Blue Star Museums recognizes and thanks our military families for all they are doing for our country, and simultaneously begins young people on a path to becoming life-long museum goers."

Blue Star Museums runs from Memorial Day, May 30, through to Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2011. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active-duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program.

For more information about the Blue Star Museums go to the NEA's website at http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index.html.

For more information about special admission rates for active-duty service members and other veterans at the Bush Library and Museum please go to http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/military, or contact the Bush Library and Museum Public Relations Office at (979) 691-4069/4068.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091