Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11 Harley-Davidson will be 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.” says Bill Davidson, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Museum.
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. During the weekend, free Admission for military, veterans and their familiesAlso, the Museum offers a special military admission every day of the year. The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee.
Following the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, the Harley-Davidson Museum® will have activities for everyone to enjoy including performances by the St. John’s Military Academy, a special Military-dedicated lobby display, and free Museum entry for Military and their families.
Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11:
10 a.m.-6 p.m: Special Museum Lobby Display. The 2011 & 2012 Custom Bike Show People’s Choice award winner “Tribute Bike,“ owned by Vietnam Vet Lee McAndrew, will be on display in the Museum lobby. The bike features various scenes related to the Vietnam War and tributes to specific individuals who served. American Flag Collection. Bring your worn American flag to the Museum to be properly retired. Harley-Davidson Flag Signing. Sign a Harley-Davidson flag to be presented to a Military unit serving overseas.
11 a.m.-3p.m. Live American Bald Eagle on Display. Glory, the Museum’s feathered ambassador, will be on-site. Interact, learn and get your photo taken Glory in the Museum’s lobby. No Museum ticket required to meet Glory.
Saturday, November 10 only:
2 p.m. St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Program. St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy will perform a ceremony to honor six branches of war veterans from WWI to current conflicts. Program will conclude with a 21-gun salute.
3 p.m. St. John’s Northwestern Military Drill Team. The St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy “Silver Rifles“ Exhibition Drill Team will perform intricate precision marching, and demilitarized rifle spinning and tossing.