A must read that needs no introduction - take a minute to read this and then pass it to your friends and family.
President Clinton announced the progress of the “Got Your 6 Campaign,” a Commitment to Action focused on veterans, which developed out of CGI America 2011.
Kathy Roth-Douquet, BSF CEO, has a guest blog post on the Joining Forces site. We've re-posted this important piece here. Read on about how our military children are faring through this time of war.
Kathy Roth-Douquet's children want to go back to the Met and she's not about to turn them down! Thanks to Blue Star Museums, she and countless other military folks can visit the Met and thousands of other museums, exhibits, art and science centers and more for free. We've been waiting patiently all year and it's finally here!
Blue Star Families co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Kathy Roth-Douquet, is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this afternoon. Her testimony on the challenges facing military families follows.
Thank you, Senator Webb, Senator Graham, and members of the subcommittee for inviting us here to speak to you today.
My dad just got back from one year at war in Afghanistan. I know that for someone who's not part of a military family this might sound unimaginable, but for me it's part of my life. Since I'm only 12, this war and the things that come with it are the only thing I've ever known.
Today President Obama announced 50 new programs for military families in a news conference with Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The announcement comes as the culmination of a presidential directive and the findings of the Military Family Interagency Committee, created in 2010 to institutionalize support for military families as a national security priority.
by Kathy Roth-Douquet
What a summer this has been for military families, thanks to the Blue Star Museum program! My kids and I travelled up the east coast late June through early August, stopping at museums along the way. The exhibits themselves were wonderful, great for any American family. But there was something very special for us as a military family, in every place that we went. We felt welcome, and even more, we felt reflected in what we saw.
This summer my family is going on a huge road trip. The theme of our road trip is friends, family and museums. This blog is about the museums we visited on our road trip. The museum I'm going to tell you about is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been my favorite museum so far. While visiting some friends in New York we decided to stop by the Met.
At the event announcing Blue Star Museums in San Diego on May 24, we stood on the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art, which sported a banner for their exhibit of Greek antiquities that said "Heroes." That struck me as appopriate, because on that day Rocco Landesman and the NEA and the Blue Star Museums were - and are -- my heroes. This program of free museums for military families over the summer is just extraordinary.