Veterans and Military Service Members Receive Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights with Support from The Home Depot Foundation
Service member families will also receive discounted admission during Veterans Day Weekend
ATLANTA (Nov. 5, 2021) – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) and The Home Depot Foundation are providing free admission to The Center for veterans on specific dates during Veterans Day Weekend.
Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Foundation, military personnel can take advantage of free admission to The Center on Thursday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14. Friday, Nov. 12 is excluded from the sponsored free admission days.
“The U.S. military upholds American ideals of freedom around the world,” said Jill Savitt, President & CEO of The Center. “Through our continued partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, we are honored to once again express our gratitude for service members’ bravery and sacrifice. At The Center, service members and veterans will be able to see the powerful stories of those democratic rights they serve courageously to advance.”
Military veterans and all active duty and reserve military personnel will receive free admission to The Center with proper identification, such as a copy of form DD214, veteran ID card, driver’s license with veteran designation, or military ID card issued by the Armed Forces. Up to three accompanying family members per military guest will receive a 20% discount on admission. Tickets must be picked-up in person at The Center’s ticket window. The Center has implemented a number of new health and safety protocols to ensure a safer environment for visitors and staff.
The Home Depot Foundation will also sponsor free admission for the general public on Human Rights Day, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.
“The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of our nation’s veterans and their families,” expressed Shannon Gerber, Executive Director of The Home Depot Foundation. “This program and partnership with The Center helps us propel our mission, as well as honor veterans year-round. We’re hopeful the resources and experiences available at The Center will help educate and drive positive, sustainable change everywhere.”
About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is a cultural institution that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to the struggle for human rights around the world today. The Center features a continuously rotating exhibit from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. Visitors will be immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts, and interactive activities. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue — hosting educational forums and attracting world-renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org. Join the conversation on civil and human rights: facebook.com/ctr4chr/ | instagram.com/ctr4chr/ | twitter.com/Ctr4CHR
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $375 million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program.
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