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National Veterans Memorial and Museum is free to active duty military through 2019

A folded American flag is encased in the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The top floor of the museum serves as an area of remembrance dedicated to fallen servicemembers. The multicolored glass represents insignia worn by military personnel.

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By MARLA MATZER ROSE | The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio | Published: February 1, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — Admission to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, which opened in late October, will be free to active-duty military members through the end of 2019 thanks to three veterans charities.

The museum said Friday that the Ohio Department of AMVETS Service Foundation, the American Legion Department of Ohio Charities and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ohio Charities will fund admission and parking charges for military members, who had been receiving a discounted rate since the museum's opening.

Admission for veterans was made complimentary on an ongoing basis shortly before the museum opened "through additional partnerships," the museum said in a statement. The museum has received national recognition for its exhibits and architecture.

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