Join us for the 2021 Celebration of Freedom September 24-25, 2021!
The 3rd Annual Celebration of Freedom will be held September 24-25, 2021at Legion Headquarters, 2930 American Legion Drive, Portage, WI. In the first 2 years, this statewide community event has raised over $70,000 for Legion Wisconsin Programs. What can we do with $70,000? It could sponsor over 140 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 200 Boys to Badger Boys State to name a few.
This is a STATE-WIDE LEGION FAMILY community event that will feature New York's 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, live entertainment, food and drink, obstacle course and more.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Join the Legion Family, 1st Responders and the community in welcoming the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit with an official escort to HDQ. The group will assemble at 12:30 PM at 2205 W Wisconsin St. Portage, WI 53901 (County Garage).
The Exhibit will be open Friday and Saturday and features 1100 square feet of 9/11 history. Tours are given by 9/11 Firefighters who will lead you through the 9/11 attacks and the months and years that followed.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Opening Ceremonies at 7:45 AM
Museum Tours including school groups 8 AM-5 PM
Blood Drive 12-5 PM
Food and Beverage
Entertainment by The Hounds from 5-8 PM and Road Trip 9 PM-12 AM
Military and 1st Responder Displays
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Museum Tours 9 AM-6 PM
Legion Riders Ride
Corn Hole Tournament 5 PM
Family Day 12-2 PM
POW/MIA Silent March 5 PM
Food and Beverage
Entertainment by local youth band, Alley Katz 12-2 PM and West on 12 8-11 PM.
THANK YOU SPONSORS
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Teel Plastics of Baraboo
Portage Fire Fighters Association
In Memory of Marie Buttchen Nellie DeBaker Wisconsin River Bank Gunderson Funeral Homes Auxiliary Unit 166 American Legion Bell Telephone Post 427 Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home Hall Family Chiropractic Skyline Steel, Inc Schultz Small Engine Elsing Oil Company, Inc. Joe's Auto Repair Summit Credit Union Baraboo State Bank
Paul Fisk Marilyn Pribbenow Kratz Funeral Home Miller Simonson Insurance Portage FCDJR Dino's Restaurant
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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.
On this day in 1919, The American Legion is federally chartered, which authorizes the as-yet unincorporated organization to proceed to the adoption of a constitution and bylaws, elect officers “and do all other things necessary” as outlined in U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapters 41-50. Under Chapter 43, “Purposes of corporation,” much of the language is borrowed from the original draft Preamble to The American Legion Constitution with some notable deviations, such as “to promote peace and good will among the peoples of the United States and all the nations of the earth” and “to cement the ties and comradeship born of service.” The original charter outlines the powers and authority of the organization, membership criteria, naming rights, exclusivity to manufacture and use The American Legion emblem, and a requirement that “the organization shall be nonpolitical and, as an organization, shall not promote the candidacy of any person seeking public office.” #AmericanLegionDay ... See MoreSee Less