Stafford museum honors military

Special to the Altus Times

The Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4 in honor of the brave men and women that serve this great country.

Active duty military and veterans always receive free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

This Fourth of July, the first five military members to visit the Stafford Air and Space Museum will receive a free Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford commemorative coin — a $10 value. A military identification card or discharge form DD-214 is required.

Stafford himself is a proud Oklahoman and Air Force veteran, and the museum staff wants to recognize all those who have served in the armed forces and thank them for their sacrifice.

The Stafford Air and Space Museum houses one of the finest collections of aviation and aerospace artifacts in the entire Midwest. Named a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2011, the museum has more than an acre of indoor exhibits, with thousands of items showcasing the evolution of aviation and spaceflight. The museum is located along Route 66 at I-40 and Exit 84 in Weatherford and welcomes visitors seven days a week, 361 days a year.

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