A Blue Star Museum Visit: Re-Connecting
The San Francisco, Children's Creativity Museum, was amazing in its own right, but the museum's excitement and involvement with Blue Star Families was another impressionable feature. They actively participated and were happy to answer questions and walk us around explaining each exhibit. The staff was also very interested with what the families had to offer to the already vibrant San Francisco community, they were very friendly and made the event even better. The families were very pleased with the event, and the kids were even more pleased with the exhibits that were theirs to discover. The museum was definitely a catalyst for the ideas and creations that the kids and families had, and bettered the individuals way to come out and express that idea, feeling, or themselves. All the exhibits were hands on, which I also thought gave a more direct access point to the creative flow of the kids. Another nice part of the museum was that it gave the parent and the child yet another way to connect to each other on a different level, which may have been more personal than they knew. All in all the Blue Star Museums experience was very rewarding, and to see how happy the people were made it even more.
The Blue Star Museums event for me, was something else. Being able to see the military community come together from soldiers, to spouse's, and kids was really nice. It made me see how close-knit we really are. Without some of us even meeting we could start a conversation or talk about something, but most of all we all had something in common. We had experienced many of the same hardships and feelings. Why? Well to me the military experience is a universal experience that each family has, one way or another, whether it's harder or easier for the person. The museum I thought really brought us all together. People were very nice, and welcoming to us being there. I really liked all the exhibits, they had here too, they were very interactive and creative. Honestly I can say that I would love to go back and do this all again, if I could I would. I really had some of the best fun here this summer, not only at the museum but in the city too.
By Patrick Moore:
Patrick Moore is 16 years old and a rising junior in high school. Patrick epitomizes a resilient military child. An ARMY brat who has moved 13 times and has attended over 9 schools. This summer Patrick will enter his 10th and hopefully final school before college. His hobbies include playing the guitar, singing at a local coffee shop, reading about history, writing and of course traveling. Patrick is the oldest of four brothers and master of Gracie the family dog, a golden doodle,. Patrick currently resides in Northern, Virginia.