Press Release: The International Towing Museum Honors Our Nation’s Military as a Blue Star Museum

CHATTANOOGA, TN, May 22, 2019 —

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) proudly announces it is now designated a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to military members and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2019.

According to, more than 2,000 museums participate in this program with museums located in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and on the American Samoa. Participating museums address a wide variety of interests including the fine arts, science, history, nature centers, and children. You can find participating museums at the following link:

Free admission* is open to anyone carrying a valid military ID card (CAC Card), or a DD Form 1173 ID Card (Dependent ID Card). This includes members of active-duty military, National Guard, Reserves, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the NOAA Commissioned Corps. Free admission is valid for the service member and up to five dependents.


The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Chattanooga, TN, houses an array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery. The rotating collection includes early equipment by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan, and Weaver. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have significantly advanced the industry. The Museum includes a theater, a library, and a gift shop selling souvenirs related to the towing industry. On the outside grounds is the Wall of the Fallen memorial, dedicated to towers who died in the line of service. The ITRHFM Survivor Fund assists the families of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of service by providing a uniform financial gift at the time of their loss. ITRHFM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations for its programs and operations from individuals, corporations and groups.

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