Winner: Congratulations to the Johanna the winner of the High Museum of Art tickets and Melissa Witt, the winner of the tickets to Imagine it! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Ladies, please send me your address and I’ll get your tickets out to you. Email me at email@example.com
Now for our next present: Four tickets to The Museum of Patriotism. If you haven’t been to this hidden gem downtown, here’s a great opportunity.
This is not a military museum, but a museum of all things American. If you don’t leave full of pride for this wonderful country, then you probably need to think about moving elsewhere.
The museum started with former UPS executive Nick Snider’s collection of sweetheart jewelry. Sweetheart jewelry is anything soldiers sent back to wives, girlfriends, sisters or moms to let them know they loved them. Not wanting his collection to collect dust in a Smithsonian warehouse, Snider decided to open his own musuem. Exhibits include Pop Icons, first responders, branches of the miliatry, and immigration to name a few. The Sept. 11 Memorial is beautiful and moving. Just writing about it conjures an emotional response. Each person who lost their life that day is named on a wall, but it’s the memorial, a cascade of water representing a country’s tears, that really moved me.
It’s not all heavy topics, children can pretend to win the Olympic gold and even get on an official stand to receive a medal. Visitors can touch a hand rail from Ellis Island and pretend to drive an official Army Jeep. Learn the symbolism on the dollar bill or see a real Medal of Honor.
The exhibits are more appropriate for school aged children than toddlers, but it’s never too early to start teaching kids how lucky they are to live in America.
How to win the Museum of Patriotism Tickets: We’ll announce the winner Friday morning, so become a subscriber of Field Trips with Sue via email (it’s FREE) and leave a comment below to let me know you want to win. That’s it.
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