Green Lake hosts several parades a year — Memorial Day, July 4th, Harvest Festival — but nothing like this.
On Monday, July 18, an estimated 100-plus motorcycles will roar into city limits to escort a traveling wall honoring those who have died in America’s war on terrorism.
It bears the names of more than 10,000 fallen heroes and victims in various conflicts, from Desert Storm to 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Green Lake is uniquely the lunchtime stop for this wall and its escort, as the entourage proceeds from Madison to the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wis.
South Street is the place to be around 11:30 a.m., when the massive convoy is expected to roll into Green Lake from County Road A, according to Green Lake Legion Post 306 member and event spokesman Al Jackan.
“This is a big one,” he said of the convoy. “This is 100 to 125 motorcycles along with their accompanying vehicles and the Humvee that’s going to lead the procession, and the tribute wall will be following it. It’ll be quite a sight to see.”
Find out how the public can participate in this unique event in the full article, only in the July 14, 2016, issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.