Summerfest celebrates 4th of July with Military Appreciation Day

CREATED Jul 4, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Active military members, veterans, and their families got into Summerfest for free on the 4th of July, in honor of their service and sacrifice to our country.  

But that’s not all – a group of vets also got invited to a special meet-and-greet with Motley Crue, before the band’s big show at the Marcus Amphitheater Friday.

Even though that’s hard to beat, many of the veterans say the very best part of the day was receiving words of encouragement and support from festival-goers.

“For a citizen to come up to a veteran and say thank you, that means everything to us,” says David Krafp, a Desert Storm veteran and organizer of the Wounded Warrior Project in Wisconsin.