United States’ National Wrestling Hall of Fame (NWHOF) has announced it has joined Blue Star Museums - a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.
Blue Star Museums serves to offer free admission to America’s active duty military personnel from Memorial Day (May 30) through to Labor Day (September 5).
The NWHOF reopened last month following a $3.8 million (£2.9 million/€3.4 million) renovation that included a complete demolition and rebuild of the interior.
The museum has a military kiosk with memorabilia and videos featuring wrestlers who served in the armed forces.
"Our Board of Governors made it a priority in the current renovation of the museum to feature an exhibit that recognises the contributions of wrestlers in the military," said Lee Roy Smith, executive director of the NWHOF.
"We are grateful to those who serve, and the Blue Star Museums programme is a way that we can thank them for their service and for all that they have sacrificed."
The free admission programme is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.
This includes active duty US military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard - as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps.
Five family members are also eligible for admission.
"The Blue Star Museums programme is a fun, free activity for military families to enjoy during the summer months," said NEA chairman Jane Chu.
"The programme is also a great way for service member families to connect to their new communities, and it can provide a meaningful way for families to reconnect after deployment.
"The Blue Star Museums programme is also a perfect way for the arts community to say 'thank you' to our service members and their families for the sacrifices they make on our behalf, every day."
Located in the city of Stillwater in Oklahoma, the NWHOF is open from Monday to Saturday.