The 2nd Annual Celebration of Freedom will be held September 10-12, 2020 in Portage, WI. The 1st Annual event raised over $40,000 for our Legion Programs. What can we do with $40,000? It could send over 130 Veterans to Camp, help thousands of Veterans and their families meet their financial needs during hard times, annually send 54 Legion All-Stars to play at Miller Park or send over 130 Boys to Badger Boys State to name a few.

This is a STATE-WIDE LEGION FAMILY event that was attended by over 20,000 people throughout Wisconsin and beyond in 2019. Some of the events already planned are (stay tuned for more updates):

Thursday, September 10, 2020- Be part of the escort welcoming the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit to Legion Wisconsin!

Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Museum tours 8 AM-5 PM (including area schools)

LEGION FAMILY CHILI COOK-OFF - There will be trophies for the 1st place team from Legion, Auxiliary, SAL and Riders. Voting will be done with dollar bills, and the winner from each family will receive half of the voting money they earned. You can compete at your Post Level (Unit or Squadron), County Level, District Level or as a Department Officer. Register Here!
  • Live Music during the Cook-Off
  • Beer Garden

Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Museum tours 8 AM-5 PM
  • Kickball and Corn Hole Tournaments
  • Obstacle Course
  • Vendors
  • 2 bands starting at 3 PM and going until 11 PM.
  • Beer Garden
  • Blood Drive

Saturday's live entertainment will be The Hounds from 3-6 PM and Madison County from 7-11 PM.

The Hounds have been together on and off in many different bands for the last 30 years. The band found their niche this time in the 70's era rock and also play some 80's and 90's. Their play list will have you singing along and take you down memory lane.
 MADISON COUNTY is a 7-piece Country show band, based out of Madison, WI, that has evolved its high-energy engaging show, over the years, to stay fresh and unique. They have been voted Local Group of the Year 9 years in a row at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music Awards), Favorite Local Group at the 96.3 Star Country Awards, Country Artist of the Year at the MAMA Awards (Madison Area Music Association), People's Choice Award Winner for 6 years at the WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), 

Celebration of Freedom is powered by the Wisconsin American Legion Foundation, a 501c(3) organization.


It's our mission to enhance the lives of our Veterans and their families, inspire the next generation of Wisconsin leaders, and promote the principles of The Legion in every community across the Badger State.

Together, we can accomplish so much for those who need us. We welcome you to our Legion Family.


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