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Wheels Through Time: Memorial Day Special

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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.

Free two-year Membership for Veterans at Wheels Through Time Memorial Day Weekend! Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, N.C., currently open five days per week throughout the spring, summer, and fall, is holding its ninth Memorial Day Tribute since its relocation to Western North Carolina and is gearing up for a big weekend.

As a tribute to our Veterans, the museum is giving away 500 American Flags during its Memorial Day Celebration from Thursday-Monday, May 26-30, 2011.

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.

Dale Walksler (Museum Curator) says: “Memorial Day is an important day for us here at the museum. We are proud to recognize all of those who have served our country, and it is an honor to have them as our guests They have contributed so much to our freedom, and this is just one of our ways to show our appreciation for all that they have sacraficed.”

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. The 1941 Harley-Davidson Prototype Shaft-Drive Knucklehead, 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, and the museum’s 1917 Messenger Pigeon Carrier motorcycle are already in running order for the weekend, and the staff will be holding exhibitions and demonstrations of those machines regularly throughout the weekend festivities.

For more information on the Wheels Through Time Museum, visit their website, located at, or call (828) 926-6266.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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