POSTED: 4:18 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2011
The Honolulu Academy of Arts is offering free admission this summer to active-duty military and their immediate family members as part of a nationwide Blue Star Museum program.
Active duty service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard may enter the museum free through Labor Day.
Academy Director Stephan Jost says the museum is gratefully opening its arms to service men and women and their families.
On Tuesday, the museum is due to be one of six museums across the nation to host an event highlighting civilian institutions that are supporting the military community.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is due to speak at the Blue Star Museums Joining Forces event, along with 25th Infantry Division deputy commander Col. Matthew Kelley.