Bringin’ Her Home …
Every year The Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America’s Armed Forces – Past, Present, and Fallen. This united effort is known as The Patriot Tour.
The ninth annual Patriot Tour, a 14,000-mile journey during which motorcycle riders carry one American flag city-to-city through all 48 continental states to raise money for wounded veterans and their families, returns to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Sept. 8 ending a 110-day cross-country journey.
More than 500 riders are expected to escort the flag to Beaver Dam for a Noon parade through the downtown and a 1 p.m. homecoming celebration at Swan Park.
Parade • noon
Madison St. to Front St. to University Ave. to Swan Park
Flag Exchange Ceremony – 1 p.m.
Swan Park 316 E. South St. • Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
JUNIOR PATRIOT TOUR for children ages 5-12
All participants are entered to win a new bicycle.
Ceremony Ends – Flag Is Retired – 2:00 p.m.
- ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN RALLY POINT
Want to meet the Flag coming in from Illinois? The Rally point this year will be the Cottage Grove Park and Ride: 4708 Co Hwy TT, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
- RIDE TO THE RALLY POINT WITH A GROUP
9am • Meet at Hogz and Honeez in Beaver Dam to join the WI group and a full police escort to and from the Rally Point
- RIDE TO THE RALLY POINT AT YOUR LEISURE
10am • Meet your fellow Wisconsinites at the Cottage grove Park and Ride and welcome in the IL Riders and the Patriot Tour. 11am • All riders depart with a full police escort for Swan Park in Beaver Dam