Veterans Receive Free Admission to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Thru November 30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, OH (November 11, 2016) – Veterans can enjoy free admission to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center thru Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The announcement was made today as the nation celebrates an uplifts veterans on Veterans Day.
“To my brothers and sisters in service, I salute you for your dedication to our country and the American people,” says Dr. Michael Battle, Executive Vice President and Provost. “As a veteran myself, I understand the commitment and sacrifice required to serve. By offering free admission to veterans for the remainder of November, we at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, honor and thank you.”
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is also hosting a special Veterans Day program next Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. honoring Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams. Williams received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle. Williams and other local veterans will discuss their military service and address the importance of freedom at the Celebrate Veterans program.
“This special program is an opportunity for our community to come together and thank our local veterans,” says Richard Cooper, Director of Museum Experiences. “We educate the public about freedom movements, past and present. The Celebrate Veterans program will honor those who have selflessly defended freedoms we hold so dear, here and abroad.”
The Celebrate Veterans program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. The program is included in general admission. Veterans receive free admission to the museum now thru November 30, 2016. For more information, visit freedomcenter.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.