American Legion Celebration of Freedom

The American Legion Foundation of Wisconsin sponsored a Celebration of Freedom event in Portage, Wis., featuring a traveling tribute to the Vietnam Wall, American Legion Family displays, kickball and cornhole tournaments, concerts and community activities.
Members of the Ho-Chunk American Legion posts and other Wisconsin Legionnaires post colors at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Members of the Ho-Chunk American Legion posts and other Wisconsin Legionnaires post colors at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers participate as colors are posted at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers participate as colors are posted at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers participate as colors are posted at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers participate as colors are posted at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Members of the Ho-Chunk tribal American Legion posts and other Wisconsin Legionnaires drum during the veterans song at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Members of the Ho-Chunk tribal American Legion posts and other Wisconsin Legionnaires drum during the veterans song at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle and Kirk DeCora perform a blessing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the opening ceremonies of Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle and Kirk DeCora perform a blessing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the opening ceremonies of Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Andrew Blackhawk Post 129 Chaplain Ralph Snake salutes each panel of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall as they are blessed during opening ceremonies of the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Andrew Blackhawk Post 129 Chaplain Ralph Snake salutes each panel of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall as they are blessed during opening ceremonies of the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Attendees view the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during opening ceremonies of the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Attendees view the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during opening ceremonies of the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers American Legion posts perform at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers American Legion posts perform at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers American Legion posts perform at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Ho-Chunk tribal dancers American Legion posts perform at opening ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Portage area high school and middle school students visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall on display during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Portage area high school and middle school students visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute Wall on display during the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
National Marketing Commission Chairman Mike Rohan talks with visitors as they view The American Legion Centennial Chronology and the GI Bill Exhibit in The American Legion Family pavilion at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
National Marketing Commission Chairman Mike Rohan talks with visitors as they view The American Legion Centennial Chronology and the GI Bill Exhibit in The American Legion Family pavilion at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Visitors take in The American Legion Centennial Chronology and the GI Bill Exhibit in he American Legion Family pavilion at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Visitors take in The American Legion Centennial Chronology and the GI Bill Exhibit in he American Legion Family pavilion at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Teams of all ages compete in the kickball tournament at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Teams of all ages compete in the kickball tournament at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Veterans visit the Vet Center mobile station at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Veterans visit the Vet Center mobile station at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Teams of all ages compete in the corn hole tournament at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisc., on Saturday, September 7. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
Teams of all ages compete in the corn hole tournament at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisc., on Saturday, September 7. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
The Memories perform at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion
The Memories perform at the Celebration of Freedom at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wis. Photo by Jeff Stoffer/The American Legion