Saturday, May 19th, was Armed Forces Day.  In honor of Armed Forces day one local organization, Operation Celebrate Freedom, paid tribute to the men and women serving in the U.S. military by holding a motorcycle “Freedom Ride”, followed by a celebration with food, live music, and a ceremony to remember and thank those who have served in the miltary.  Operation Celebrate Freedom raises money for local veterans services, and The Fischer House of Wisconsin.  The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families so they can be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury.  Randy Schopen was a founding member of Operation Celebrate Freedom.


Greg Schopen presents a check for $500 to Laura Gilbert of Operation Celebrate Freedom.

The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF committee presented a check for $500 to Operation Celebrate Freedom on May 19th to help the organization continue to assist local veterans organizations and The Fisher House of Wisconsin.

Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches.