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June 27, 2018
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GUILLEN ENCOURAGES VETS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION 

Veterans And Their Families Can Visit Museums, Historic Sites Across Texas Free of Charge

 

AUSTIN - As an avid supporter of Texas veterans, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is promoting an opportunity for veterans and their families to get admission to state museums and historic sites this summer.

"Texas has many sites and museums that preserve the unique history of our state," said Guillen. "I'm happy to announce that many are waiving entry fees for veterans during the summer. Veterans sacrificed so much for us, this is one more way that we can give back."

The Blue Stars Museum program runs through Labor Day and includes historic sites and museums. Some of the historic sites preserve the memory of military service in Texas including the Fannin Battleground in Fannin and the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.

Representative Guillen is proud to serve the veterans of Texas and works diligently so that we will never forget their sacrifice. Guillen was an author of a bill that exempted active duty members of the Texas National Guard from paying for fishing and hunting licenses. He also authored a bill which secured more money and benefits for the Texas Military Department and its members. He has also implemented and improved the Hazlewood tuition payment program for veterans and their families. 

"This is but one way we can give back to the veterans who gave so much for us," added Guillen. "We must never forget their sacrifices."

For more information about the Blue Star Museums Program, visit their site here

Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen

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