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Corvette Museum Honors Nation’s Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

by Mitch Talley on November 5, 2013

Corvette Museum Honors Nation's Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

With Veteran’s Day just a week away, the National Corvette Museum is joining in the celebration in a big way with several special events as part of its annual “Military Appreciation Month” in November.

All military personnel, along with firefighters, police officers, and their immediate families, will be able to tour the Museum for free during the whole month of November.

It’s the Museum’s way of saying thanks to the men and women who serve our country.

All active, retired, and reserve members of the armed forces will just have to show their military or service ID to get into the Museum at no charge.

Once they’re inside the 115,000-square-foot Museum, they’ll be able to see more than 80 rare and classic Corvettes from the past, present, and future, not to mention the many interactive displays like the “Pit Crew Challenge,” educational driving simulators, KidZone, hands-on trivia games, and others.

They can also visit the Corvette Store to purchase Corvette-related clothing and gift items, and the Corvette Café will be open if they’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack.

NCM Executive Director Wendell Strode says America is “truly a blessed nation and our military provide the safety we have to enjoy our American privileges.”

“Corvette is an American icon,” Strode says, “and we invite these special individuals and their family members to experience a tour of the Museum dedicated to America’s favorite sports car.”

In a related note, today (Nov. 4) is the last day to register in advance for the 6th Annual Vets ‘n Vettes event set for Nov. 7-9. However, on-site registration will be available for $15 each.

The event has lots of fun activities, including road tours, a poker run, pizza party, military history team trivia, and participation in the Bowling Green Veteran’s Day Parade.

The museum will also host its annual Wounded Warrior Recognition Day on Thursday, Nov. 7. In addition to those in the wounded warrior program, all Purple Heart recipients and their spouses are invited to a free lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Museum’s Conference Center. Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret.) Dan Cherry will present his program called “My Enemy, My Friend” at 3 p.m. RSVP is required by contacting Karen at 270-467-8804 or Bryce at 270-777-4506.

For more information on the Museum visit www.corvettemuseum.org or call 800-538-3883.


Source:
National Corvette Museum

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