A Decade of Dedication

For a decade, Freedom Fest has brought the community together to remember and honor all of our Veterans and Wisconsin’s 194 fallen heroes, since the September 11th tragedy. The event has raised over $500,000 and awarded $151,000 in scholarships to returning Service members.

Donald P. Weber Scholarship
Established in 2009, the scholarship is awarded to returning Service members attending a University of Wisconsin system school. To date, 125 scholarships have been awarded.

Edwin Overholt Scholarship
Established in 2010, the scholarship is awarded to two area Service members each year. To date, 13 scholarships have been awarded to date.

James J Regan Scholarship
Established in 2015, the scholarship is awarded to two Service members pursuing nursing degrees at Viterbo University. To date, four scholarships have been awarded.

A Decade in Review

2008

The Remainders and Gary Sinise
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Stadium

2009

The Remainders, Michael Martin Murphy and Lonestar
Veterans Memorial Ride
Return of Freedom Honor Flight
Deke Slayton Air Fest

2010

The Remainders, Three Dog Night and REO Speedwagon
Veterans Memorial Ride
Return of Freedom Honor Flight
Deke Slayton Air Fest

2011

The Remainders, America and STYX
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2012

451st Army Band, The Remainders, Foreigner and Steve Miller Band
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2013

The Remainders, Daughtry and Chicago
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2014

The Remainders, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band and Huey Lewis and the News
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2015

The Remainders, Phillip Phillips and Heart
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2016

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, The Remainders, O.A.R. and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

2017

The Remainders and John Fogerty
Veterans Memorial Ride
UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

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