Glad you asked! MILWITS are a friendly bunch of retired military people who get together at least once a year (the week before the Grand National Rally) at Forest City, Iowa for a week of fun, food and good fellowship. We're not much on rank recognition, (few people know what the others' rank was, and don't care) but we do have a good time criticizing the other's branch of service!
MILWIT began in 1990, was chartered in September 1991 as a group within the then Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club, and has grown to nearly 200 retired and active duty military members from around the United States and Canada. Our members include decorated veterans of Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm and the war on terror.
At Grand National Rallies, MILWIT has the honor of participating in Opening and Closing Ceremonies with color guard, raising and lowering the colors. During these functions, we wear a distinctive uniform consisting of white polo shirts with the MILWIT patch affixed above the pocket on the wearer's left side, blue trousers, white shoes and our distinctive red hats. We also participate in Forest City's annual Puckerbrush Celebration parade, held on the Saturday between the MILWIT Rally and GNR.
In addition to the National Rally, we have regional rallies each year, one in each of the three geographical areas of the US. During the annual rally, we elect 3 Regional Representatives who select the date and location of the three regional rallies.
Check out the web site at: https://www.milwit.net/
for the latest information.