In cooperation with Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts, over 600 museums across the country are allowing active duty military and their families free admission through Labor Day of this year. In Fort Worth the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth are all participants in this program.
Have you seen a blue star on a rectangular red and white background on a car or in the window of a house? In case you don’t know its significance, it means that a family member is serving in the United States armed forces. It may have begun earlier, but it was a very prominent feature in homes during World War II, and if the person died serving in the military, a gold star was displayed. During WWII The Texas White House, home to the James Newkirk family at the time, proudly displayed four blue stars. To honor those four young men, our bed and breakfast has offered discounts to military personnel since September 11, 2001.
If you’re active duty military or know someone who is, please let them know about the Blue Star Museum program. You can find all participating museums online at Blue Star Families. And when you call that family, be sure to say, “thanks for your service to our country.”