The National Veterans Memorial and Museum, which already gave free admission to veterans, will now be able to give free admission to active duty military for 2019.
This has all been made possible because of three Ohio Veteran Charities.
Mike Ferriter, President and CEO of Nation Veterans Memorial and Museum, said: “It’s a little bit of a head scratcher when someone goes to our website and sees that there’s a charge, and they say ‘I’m serving my country’.”
Since opening in October of 2017, everyone except veterans had to pay to visit Nation Veterans Memorial and Museum.
Even active duty military paid a discount rate on admission.
“We don’t get federal money which mean we need cash flow to keep the door open,” said Ferriter.
Now, because of generous gift from the Ohio Department of AMVETS, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, active duty military will get free admission for 2019.
Ferriter says he excited that everyone who serves — and served — their country can see what was built for them.
He says it’s simply the right thing to do.
“These men and women have believed in doing something selfless, and that’s bigger than themselves.”
The free admission applies for only for 2019.