Marcus Performing Arts Center to host 'Heroes Day' celebration on Aug. 22

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host its first Heroes Day celebration on Aug. 22.

The celebration will honor veterans, frontline workers and first responders who have played a role in serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The event is free and will be held from noon to 5p.m. on the MPAC's newly renovated outdoor grounds.

“The pandemic significantly impacted the lives of so many worldwide, and Milwaukee is lucky to be home to countless hard working heroes who have been integral in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kendra Whitlock Ingram, MPAC President and CEO. “On behalf of the entire MPAC team, we wanted to take the opportunity to properly thank and honor these heroes for their time, work and sacrifice to keep us safe.” 

Local heroes in attendance will receive an official Heroes Day t-shirt and a commemorative challenge coin. The first 500 heroes in attendance will receive a limited-edition MPAC reusable cup.

The event features a brief program at 1 p.m. to recognize local frontline workers, first responders, and veterans, followed by a performance by the Milwaukee Police Band at 2 p.m. The event will conclude with an official Naturalization Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. where 60 individuals will be sworn in as U.S. citizens.

The event will take place rain or shine. A city-approved safety plan adhering to local and CDC guidelines will be in place. 

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