Third-grader makes plea to help Military Museum

During the citizens comments portion of the Fort Worth City Council meeting, third-grader Riley McCracken addressed the council with a plea for folks to help keep the Military Museum of Fort Worth in business.

The museum was set to close when a last-minute rescue came in the form of an organization named Roll Call and the Carl E. Kessler Foundation. The group has provided enough financing for the museum to remain open for six more months and is looking at a possible larger building for its home.

“I want to help the museum stay open permanently,” McCracken told the council. “I ask everyone to visit the museum in the next few months, and if you like it, please donate money to keep it open.”

The museum has a rotating exhibit of about 13,000 artifacts featuring stories of actual service members. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 817-945-2680.

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