Show Date

Aug. 22, 2021 12:00 PM


August 22, 2021 | Noon – 5:00PM
Marcus Performing Arts Center Outdoor Grounds


Heroes Day will honor veterans, as well as shine a spotlight on the many hardworking heroes in our community who have been integral in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1969, MPAC has been proud to be part of the Milwaukee County’s War Memorial, honoring those who have bravely served our country. For many years, MPAC has held an annual Flag Day celebration that honored veterans in our community. This year, MPAC is expanding upon this popular civic event to celebrate Heroes Day. 

NOON – Doors Open
1:00PM – Program
2:00PM – Milwaukee Police Band
3:00PM – United States Naturalization Ceremony

Frontline workers, first responders, and veterans will receive an official Heroes Day t-shirt and a commemorative challenge coin at registration. The first 500 registrants will receive a limited-edition MPAC reusable cup.

Natalie Shepherd, Evening Anchor at CBS58 and host of Everyday Heroes, will be the event’s emcee. Saul Newton, executive director of the Wisconsin Veteran Chamber of Commerce, is the featured keynote speaker of Heroes Day. The 2021 Heroes Day program will feature:

  • Welcome from MPAC President & CEO Kendra Whitlock Ingram
  • Opening Statement by Natalie Shepherd (Evening Anchor at CBS58)
  • Presentation of Colors led by Robert Sorrell (Milwaukee Metro Non-Commissioned Officers Council)
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  • “America the Beautiful” sung by popular singer-actress Rána Roman
  • Invocation led by the Salvation Army
  • Moment of Silence and POW/MIA Remembrance led by George F. Banda (Veteran of the 101st Airborne Division’s Screaming Eagles in Vietnam)
  • Toast To The Flag led by Mike Kugler
  • Keynote Address from Saul Newton (Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce)
  • Recognition of Frontline Workers, First Responders, & Veterans

Numerous local organizations will be showcasing booth exhibitions, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, City of Milwaukee, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Milwaukee County Transit System, Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments, Milwaukee Public Schools, Salvation Army, St. Camillus, Veterans Afield, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW), WaterStone Bank, and Wisconsin Veterans Network (VetsNet).

A city-approved safety plan adhering to local and CDC guidelines will be in place to ensure an enjoyable, safe, and socially-distanced event for all guests. Heroes Day will take place rain or shine.

This show's performances are over.

Show Date

Aug. 22, 2021 12:00 PM


Marcus Center Grounds
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Free Tribute Veteran
Family Fun
Family Friendly
Marcus Center