Memorial Day has always been a day of remembrance. Dating back to the end of the civil war, Memorial Day was created to pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for our country in war.
Over the past 200 years, it has developed into a national day of patriotism, as millions of American’s across the country remember those who fought for our freedom, flying American flags to share their respect and appreciation for our country’s fallen soldiers.
Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC has announced that they’ll be giving away 500 American Flags during its Memorial Day Celebration from Thursday-Monday, May 28-31.
The museum, which is now open five days per week throughout the spring, summer, and fall, is holding its 8th Memorial Day Celebration since its relocation to Western North Carolina and is marking the event by offering a free American Flag to the first 500 visitors to the museum.
As part of the celebration, Wheels Through Time will be offering free admission to all veterans, as well as both former and current members of the military throughout the weekend.
Beginning Thursday, active and former military members will also be awarded a complimentary 2-year membership to the museum, free of charge.
"We are proud to honor our nation’s military on this day of remembrance," says museum curator, Dale Walksler. "Our veterans have given so much to our country, and this is our way to pay tribute to them and recognize their contribution to our freedom."
Wheels Through Time, which houses an all-American collection of many of the world’s rarest motorcycles and automobiles–each in running and operating condition, will be showcasing its Military Motorcycles exhibit throughout the weekend.
Over a dozen military machines will be on display, including several of the rarest American military motorcycles ever produced. Exhibitions and demonstrations of those machines will be held regularly all weekend.
For more information on the Wheels Through Time Museum, visit their website, located at www.WheelsThroughTime.com, or call (828) 926-6266.