Veterans, Active Duty Families Offered Free Entrance to Milwaukee Attractions

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced a partnership with Summerfest, Discovery World and the Art Museum to thank and honor the service of active military members, veterans and their families.

The "Three Day Pass" offers free entrance into six different venues over the Fourth of July weekend.

"I'm proud that in the past three years we've added programs, job opportunities and special events like this for military members and veterans," County Executive Abele said. "This 'Three Day Pass' shows off some of the world class events and venues across Milwaukee County. It's just a small way we can thank the men and woman who have and continue to sacrifice so much for us."

The "Three Day Pass" program is named in honor of the military's three-day pass, a recognition that allows a service member to be away for 72 consecutive hours. It is often granted in recognition of special achievement or as a reward.

For a list of the specific venues, dates and times honoring the "Three Day Pass" go to

Identification required for entry:
For all venues except the Zoo, present some form of military/veterans identification including, military/military retired ID card, VA patient ID card, Purple Heart Pass, DD Form 214, NGB Form 22, American Legion/VFW/AGIF/DAV/ AMVETS/ membership card or Vet Identifier on driver's license. Spouse of deployed service member can use military dependent ID card under same rules of admission.

For the Zoo only:
Special free tickets must be picked up by July 3rd at the County Veterans Service Office in their county of residence. The Zoo will feature the "Remembering the Fallen" display from the War Memorial Center. It is a pictorial display of all the Wisconsin military members killed in action in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. The display was put together by Bellevue University of Nebraska and is on loan to the War Memorial Center.

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