Join us for the 2021 Celebration of Freedom September 24-25, 2021!

The 3rd Annual Celebration of Freedom will be held September 24-25, 2021 at 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
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.
Road Trip 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!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Museum Tours 9 AM-6 PM
  • Legion Riders Ride - Rally at 12 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church W8267 State Hwy 33 Trunk, Portage, WI 53901- Pull out at 12:30 PM
  • 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.
Alley Katz is a local band comprised of local young musicians. We are excited to have them as our entertainment for Celebration of Freedom 2021's family fun afternoon.
West on 12 is a rock cover band from the Madison Wisconsin area that plays songs from the 1970’s through early 2000’s. The cover your favorite classics and also put a rock edge on current hits. West on 12 is not a one trick pony. They bring over 20 years of combined experience performing live shows throughout the state playing multiple genres ranging from rock, classic rock, country and pop.




















Hair Sensations


Teel Plastics of Baraboo


Craig Ellis


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 



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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