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Military museum offers free admission for servicemen

Posted Nov 23, 2012 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 09:58 AM

The Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N. in Largo, is offering free admission to active military members, as well as retired military with 20 or more years of service. 

The museum includes more than 50,000 square feet of displays dedicated to preserving military history and educating current and future generations as to the sacrifices made by so many to preserve freedom.

Right now there is a new rotating exhibit running through Jan. 6.

“WWII Home Front Tampa Bay” teaches that WWII was a life-changing experience for the servicemen and women who fought it and the families left behind.

Artifacts, including ration books and signs, uniforms, air raid warden equipment and other home front relics, will be on display as well a display of badges, letter openers and other trinkets given to defense plant workers for meeting or exceeding their quota.  There will also be a display of pillow shams, pennants, jewelry and other souvenirs that military members stationed in the Tampa Bay area sent home to their sweethearts and families.

The museum’s admission price is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors 65+ and veterans, $12.95 for youths 4-12. A Triple A discount of $15.25 is also available.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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