Milwaukee’s Harley Museum Celebrates the Military this Weekend
Patriotic party ‘Let Freedom Rumble’ on May 18 includes 17th annual ‘Support the Troops’ ride, pancake breakfast, and keynote speakers.
The month of May means a few things: Mother’s Day, the Indy 500, the Coca-Cola 600, the end of spring and the start of summer, and, of course, plenty of warm days to ride your Harleys.
May is also the month we honor those who gave all for their country, along with those who fight for us today. The MoCo knows this personally, as it has served on the field of battle decades ago. Thus, this Saturday, May 18, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee will host its Armed Forces Day Celebration with the help of local area dealership Iron Town Harley-Davidson, and the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee.
The day begins with a pancake breakfast at Iron Town and military displays at the Harley museum. There will also be more than a few riders gathering at the dealership for their 17th annual Support the Troops ride, who will take off for the museum at 11 a.m., arriving at noon.
Fifteen minutes after noon, there will a military ceremony with a 21-gun salute and the laying of the wreath at the Harley-Davidson Museum, plus keynote speakers thereafter. Two military gallery talks are also scheduled, along with live music.
The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Access to the events require a ticket to the museum, which is $20 for adults, $14 for U.S. military members with ID, $10 for children between 5 and 17, and free for H.O.G. members. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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