This Veterans Day, the Newseum once again will offer free admission to active and retired members of the United States military. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, members of the military and a guest are invited to visit the Newseum free of charge as the country pauses to reflect on their service.
Veterans will be able to experience “Reporting Vietnam,” a special exhibit that explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about America’s first televised war to a divided nation. Powerful photos and news footage, evocative music, an original documentary film and more than 90 compelling artifacts, historic newspapers and magazines take visitors back to experience a time when young people were rejecting the conservative values of their parents. The exhibit challenges perceptions that linger 50 years after U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam, and poses the question “Did the press lose the war?”
Also on display for a limited time, “1965: Civil Rights at 50” recounts the epic struggle to win voting rights for African Americans that played out on a bridge in Selma, Ala, on a day that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.” Visitors can also take in the Newseum’s popular permanent galleries, including the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast and the Berlin Wall Gallery.
To take advantage of this offer, service members should present military ID, another form of military service credential, or wear their uniforms. Tickets will be available only at the Newseum admission desk on Nov. 11, and cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.