Armed Forces Day Celebration

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11 a.m – 3 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum®

Armed Forces Day Celebration


Support our troops. Join the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee, Hal's Harley-Davidson and the Harley-Davidson Museum® for Armed Forces Day Celebration and the 14th Annual Support the Troops Ride. Gather at Hal’s H-D for a free pancake breakfast before riding down to the H-D Museum.  At the Museum, enjoy Military displays by all branches of the Military, a performance by the American Legion Band, Military gallery talks, and special Armed Forces ceremony featuring Ken (Polack) Pezewski. 

Pezewski is part of the group of  men, along with Bob “Hogman” Thompson, responsible for donating “Wisconsin’s Rolling Memorial Bike,” a motorcycle modified to look like a "chopper” to the Vietnam Memorial, one of the largest artifacts ever left at the site, and the only motorcycle.



  • 9:00 a.m.: Free pancake breakfast at Hal’s Harley-Davidson
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Military displays at the H-D Museum
  • 11:00 a.m.: Ride leaves Hal’s H-D
  • 11:00 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
  • 12:00 p.m.: 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
  • 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