NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
36°
H 36° L 32°
Cloudy | 10MPH

The Harley-Davidson Museum Honors Veterans this Weekend

Nov. 7, 2012

The Harley-Davidson Museum hosts its annual Veterans Celebration Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, offering several activities for military, their families and the community to pay tribute and celebrate our nation’s service men and women.
 
“Harley-Davidson has a long history of supporting the military,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “During our annual Veterans Celebration, we host additional activities to recognize our military visitors and their families to show our continued appreciation for their commitment to serving our country.”
 
The Museum has a permanent gallery on its second floor dedicated to showcasing the company’s longstanding relationship with the military. This gallery has several one-of-a-kind artifacts that highlight the support Harley-Davidson specifically provided during WWI and WWII. Also, the Museum offers a special military admission every day of the year.
 
The Veterans Celebration includes:
 
Free Admission for military, veterans and their families
Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11
All military personnel (active, reserve, discharged and retired) and their immediate family members (limited to one additional adult admission and four children under the age of 18) receive free admission to the Museum.
 
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Program
Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy cadets will perform a moving ceremony honoring veterans from wars spanning from World War I to current conflicts, dressed in authentic military uniforms. The program concludes with a ceremony honoring six branches of the military and a 21-gun salute.
 
St. John’s Northwestern Military Drill Team
Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m.
The St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy “Silver Rifles” Exhibition Drill Team performs its intricate precision marching and demilitarized rifle spinning and tossing.
 
Meet Glory the Bald Eagle
Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Glory, the Museum’s feathered ambassador from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, is onsite with his handler to interact with visitors and pose for photos. 
 
Harley-Davidson Flag Signing
Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Harley-Davidson flags are available all weekend for guests to sign. These flags will be presented to a military unit currently serving overseas.
 
Special Museum Lobby Display
Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The 2011 & 2012 Custom Bike Show People’s Choice award winner “Tribute Bike,” owned by Vietnam Vet Lee McAndrew, is being displayed in the Museum lobby. The bike features various scenes related to the Vietnam War and pays tribute to those who served.
 
American Flag Collection
Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their worn American flag to the Museum to be properly retired.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Carran rejects Lisbon job offer; Brown Deer's Janecke accepts 12/18

» Crews clear 2 crashes that closed northbound I-43 Updated:  12/18

» Homestead boys shutout Nicolet in third quarter in 65-30 rout 12/17

» Wolf comes home as Homestead girls hoops team beat Nicolet, 51-41 12/16

» Flu hits hard at Glendale-River Hills School District 12/16

» Man sentenced to prison in optical store fatal shooting Updated:  12/16

» Mequon-Thiensville residents will vote on $18.2 million referendum proposal 12/16

» I-43 reconstruction project approved by feds 12/15

» Shorewood apartments project seeks $5.5 million in village financing Updated:  12/15

» Eisenhower girls beat Shorewood, 50-32 12/12

» River Hills woman killed in driveway accident Updated:  12/12

» Cable firm opening Glendale headquarters 12/5

» Sushi restaurants to open on North Shore: Ginza in Bayside-Fox Point, Kawa in Glendale 12/4

» Mequon lawyer indicted on 33 counts related to fraud, money laundering Updated:  12/3

» Glendale dad gets 41 years for shooting sons during driveway argument Updated:  12/2

» Whitefish Bay appoints village manager 12/2

» Shorewood police chief to retire after 33 years 12/1

» Brown Deer boys hoops team falls to inspired King, 68-52, in opener 11/28

» Wisconsin native killed in robbery attempt on California hiking trail 11/28

» Nicolet tennis court project receives rezoning approval from River Hills 11/21

» The Cheel offers a taste of Nepal in Thiensville 11/21

» Paper will be delayed by holiday 11/19

» Candidates for Lisbon post named 11/18

» Mequon teen ODs on alcohol after chugging gin with Cedarburg girls 11/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement


Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT