It's Military Appreciation Month!

It’s officially National Military Appreciation Month, the perfect time to honor those who serve or have served our country. During Military Appreciation Month, take advantage of special discounts that will save money for service members and their families!

May is filled with special days dedicated to members of the military. Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 11, and is a time to reflect on the important role that military families play in supporting their loved ones who are in the Armed Forces. You can use this time to show your spouse and your family how much they mean to you. Here are 10 inexpensive ways to spend quality time with your loved ones!

Monday, May 28 marks Memorial Day, a very special holiday in remembrance of our fallen veterans. During Memorial Day weekend, you can visit The 9/11 Memorial and Museum  in New York for free with your military ID if you are an active duty or retired service member.

FREE Museum Entry

You can also visit a Blue Star Museum near you. Beginning in 2010, Blue Star Museums have granted free entry to active-duty service members and their families, including members of the Reserve. You’ll be able to access Blue Star Museums for free from Memorial Day, May 28 to Labor Day, September 3.

FREE/Discounted Amusement Park Entry

If amusement parks sound like fun, Hersheypark, Dorney Park, Kings Dominon, Kings Island and Michigan’s Adventure are just a few of the many adventure parks that offer free or discounted admission to service members and their families! Hersheypark, in Pennsylvania, is offering 40 percent off one-day admission tickets and free parking with your military ID from May 18 to 20. Kings Island, in Ohio, is providing free admission to military members with a valid military ID from May 25 to 28. You can also purchase up to six $34 discounted tickets for your family members. Check with your local theme park to find out what discounts are available to you!

Disneyland Resort also offers specialty priced deals for military members. You can purchase Military Promotional 3-Day and 4-Day Park Hopper tickets for $168 and $188 respectively. These tickets are valid to visit the parks until December .

Local/Installation Promotions

Be sure to check your installation’s website for fun activities throughout the month. Also find out if your bank or credit union is offering special promotions for service members.

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering $25 if you open an Active Duty Checking account with a qualifying Direct Deposit.

Happy National Military Appreciation Month!


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