Taya Kyle announced as keynote speaker for Summerfest's 2021 Military Appreciation Day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Summerfest will host its Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Taya Kyle will be the featured keynote speaker at the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony. Kyle is a New York Times best-selling author known for the portrayal of her family in the film, American Sniper. Kyle was the wife to the late Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle.

Fans are encouraged to attend the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony to hear Kyle speak about life in service and embodying the American Spirit.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. on the Generac Power Stage and feature a Color Guard Presentation from the Milwaukee Recruit Battalion, a Service Medley honoring each branch of the military, as well as a special 9/11 tribute and moment of silence.

All active-duty military personnel and veterans, along with up to four family members, who present their Military ID at any gate will be admitted for free to Summerfest on Sept. 11 from noon to 3 p.m.



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