No Veterans Day parade prompts motorcycle ride down Wisconsin Ave

Updated: 3:51 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Motorcycle riders met at State Fair Park in West Allis and ended at the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee Sunday, Nov. 8.

Veterans Day is this Wednesday.

"Veterans Day is why we have the freedom, (it) is to celebrate what the veterans do for us and we've always done this ride," Jerry Degroot, Director of Milwaukee Hog Chapter, said. "Rain or shine."

Dan Buttery, President and CEO of Milwaukee County War Memorial, is a combat vet.

"It was an honor to serve and I just love it when you see our community come together and support those who have served," Buttery said.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is no Veterans Day parade taking place in Milwaukee this year. However, that didn't stop local motorcycle riders from honoring our veterans.

The Milwaukee Hog Chapter hosted a flag run down Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Hundreds of motorcycle riders attached American flags to their motorcycles to recognize veteran's service to our country. 

Published: 12:38 p.m. Nov. 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there will be no Veterans Day parade, but that won't stop Milwaukee Chapter friends from honoring veterans.

Though it is not a chapter event, motorcycle riders will be conducting a flag run down Wisconsin Avenue to honor all veterans beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. All motorcycles and riders are welcome to meet at 9 a.m. 

Officials say they will be following all traffic laws and practicing social distancing.

The group will meet at State Fair Park n Ride at 76th and Main in West Allis at 9 a.m. The group will depart at 9:45 a.m. The route will be north on 76th, east on Bluemound to Wisconsin, and continue east to Mason. It will end in front of the War Memorial Center.

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