Day Celebration

Harley-Davidson Museum
Saturday, May 18 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join the Harley-Davidson Museum and active military and veterans from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy as we honor the brave individuals serving in the United States Armed Forces. Together with the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee and Iron Town Harley-Davidson, the H-D Museum invites everyone to show your support for our troops on Armed Forces Day. The celebration includes gallery talks, displays by all branches of the armed forces and the 17th Annual Support the Troops Ride. Begin the day at Iron Town H-D for a free pancake breakfast before rolling to the H-D Museum for a special Armed Forces Ceremony. The American Legion Band will be on hand to perform a stirring set of patriotic hymns and battle cries before Wisconsin’s own RedHouse performs.

This year, we’re proud to partner with Crown Royal for the Crown Royal Purple Bag Project. Crown Royal believes it’s not what you have, it’s what you give. So, when it comes to honoring America’s service men and women, they want to do more than simply raise a glass. The Purple Bag Project creates care packages to be shipped to the most generous amongst us, our soldiers. In partnership with Packages From Home, national charity partner, packages are sent with thanks to our troops overseas.

Schedule of Events

  • 9 a.m.: Free pancake breakfast at Iron Town Harley-Davidson
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Military displays at the H-D Museum
  • 11 a.m.: Ride leaves Iron Town H-D
  • 11 a.m.: Military Gallery Talk inside the H-D Museum*
  • 11:30 a.m.: Performance by the American Legion Band on
  • H-D Museum grounds
  • Noon: Ride lands at H-D Museum
  • 12:15 p.m.: Military ceremony featuring laying of wreath on water, 21-gun salute and Echo Taps begins on H-D Museum grounds with keynote speakers to follow ceremony
  • 1:15 p.m.: Performance by RedHouse
  • 2:30 p.m.: Military Gallery Talk inside the H-D Museum*

*Museum admission required.

Visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices including discounted ticket prices for active military and veterans, visit H-DMuseum.com.

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