UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
WACO -- Instead of closing down for the 4th of July, the Texas Ranger Museum kept the doors open for a very special group of people -- our military.
Jeremy Youngs, assistant manager of visitors services, said in honor of the military, there will be free admittance for those who have served and are serving in the military.
"The museum as well as the city of Waco is very appreciative of the services and sacrifices from the service men and women, both current and former so we wanted to honor them by giving them free admission today," said Youngs.
And the free air-conditioning on this 100-degree day isn't the only attraction the museum offers.
"A big part would be just in the history and the, the status of the Texas Rangers; their code of conduct, their ethics. Being able to see the weapons used as well as the methods used as they protected our state," said Youngs.
Texans and anyone else who is or has been in the armed forces can appreciate the exhibits.
The Texas Rangers have a lot of history in past wars, making the museum an appealing place for the military.
Relics and details from the Civil War to World War I are displayed throughout the museum and Youngs said military visitors make it a family affair.
"Most of the military do bring their families and we have several people that come in that either their relatives or people they knew used to be Texas Rangers or a variety of other police officers as well. So we attract both police and military," said Youngs.
A great way to show patriotism and get a taste of Texas history.