Celebration of Freedom is Still on!
With a Few Changes! (In Bold Below)

The 2nd Annual Celebration of Freedom will be held September 12, 2020 at Legion Headquarters, 2930 American Legion Drive, 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 will begin with a POW/MIA Silent March at 8:00 AM. Portage Assistant Police Chief Rich Hoege will end the march with a bagpipe salute.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Opening Ceremonies- POW/MIA Silent March at 8:00 AM, followed by bagpipes by Portage Assistant Police Chief Rich Hoege.
  • Blood Drive 9 AM-2 PM Now testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies
  • Live Music
    • The Hounds from 2 PM-5 PM
    • Road Trip from 6 PM-9:30 PM
  • Beer Garden
  • Food
  • Tour the Legion Museum
  • Legion Program Exhibits
  • Outdoor Activities

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.

This band puts on a real life concert with huge video screens, one of the best light shows, state of the art sound and dedicated musicians and singers who love what they do and it shows.  Lights, video, sounds, smoke, dancing and screaming fans create one of the greatest shows in the Midwest!

 

     THANK YOU SPONSORS     

 

PREMIER SPONSORS:

 

STAR SPONSOR:

GOLD SPONSORS:

Portage Fire Fighters Association

SILVER SPONSORS:

BRONZE SPONSORS:

Nellie DeBaker
Penda Corporation
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Homes
ALA Unit 166
General Engineering Company

OTHER SPONSORS:

Women's Civic League of Portage
Paul Fisk
American Legion Post 47
Portage Veterans Honor Guard
Joe's Auto & Truck Service, LLC
Miller Simonson Insurance Agency
Portage Furniture Store

 

WE GET MORE DONE TOGETHER.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU.
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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The American Legion and Auxiliary headquarters teams decided to forgo their gift exchange this year and donate that money to the Columbia County Sheriffs Department Shop with a Cop. Members of the team presented Sheriff Roger Brandner with $180 towards the cause. ... See MoreSee Less