Memorial Day savings for military members

Memorial Day sometimes gets all mixed up with picnics, road trips, events and festivals to the point were we forget what it’s really all about: a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Its only appropriate that military members and their families are afforded special recognition and savings too and this year a bunch of companies and organizations are making that possible. Let’s take a look at some of the special offers out there for those who do so much for the rest of us.Museums in the United States are offering free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America.

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, is offering free admission to all U.S. military personnel, both active and retired, May 29-31.

Southwest Airlines – Receive one-way tickets as low as $51 for military personnel and their family members. You must call Southwest Airline’s customer service hotline to receive the discount.

Hidden Valley Ski Area – Enjoy a $5 lift ticket and $5 rental with a valid Military ID. Your dependants also can receive up to 50% off on their visit.

Clarion Hotels – Military discounts are available for $59 or $69 per night with a free breakfast buffet. This offer is subject to availability.

Princess Cruises – active or retired military members receive onboard credit by submitting proof of their service prior to sailing

Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska is waiving entrance fees for current and retired service members and their families May 29-31.

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