Operation Badger Base, August 6 - 9, 2015
The Operation Badger Base Commemoration will honor all US Military veterans from World War II to present.
Currently, living war veterans range in age from the 100's to late teens or early 20's.
Each era of veterans need our thank you, support, and recognition.
In particular, help us honor the service of nearly 1,200,000 military personnel that served in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1975.
On August 6 - 9, 2015, an event marking the 50th anniversary of the war will be held at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin.
The four day event will feature Madison's first installation of the Moving Wall, a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, DC,
an American Legion motorcycle escort of the wall as it travels to Madison, live entertainment, and Veteran information.
Operation Badger Base
OBB Lobby Poster
Veteran Escort to the Highground
When: Thursday September 11, 2014
Where: Portage to Neillsville
Meet: 8:00 AM at VFW Post, 215 Collins St., behind Walgreens in Portage
The bus will leave no later than 8:30 AM.
The Legion Riders have been requested to escort a coach transporting 57 aging veterans from Portage
to the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville. These veterans are from the WWII, Korea, and Vietnam eras
as well as peace time. This is their first trip to the Highground.
They are hoping to arrive about 11:00 AM and will have a brief program and a catered lunch.
The Legion Riders participating are invited to stay for lunch at no charge.
Save the date and we will see you in Portage on September 11, 2014.
Mid-Winter Raffle Winner
President Bob Lloyd congratulates Jim Johnson of Port Washington, winner of the carved eagle raffle at Mid-Winter.
Jim Johnson is the Commander of Post 82 and a District 2 American Legion Rider.
Special thanks to Ray & Evelyn McSherry from District 8 for supplying the eagle carving.
All proceeds from this raffle are going to support "Rhino's Run" for the Legacy Scholarship Foundation.
Rhino's Run, July 14 - 16, 2014
Registration is open! Click picture to register. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Wreaths Across America at King, December 14, 2013
Over 1300 wreaths were laid on the graves at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery at King.
Ride to Camp American Legion
We raised over $12,600 for the new chapel at Camp. Lunch and camaraderie was great!
Legacy Run Sweekstakes Winners
List of Winners
The leadership of the Legion Family for the coming year
Virginians - Group E - 2010 Legacy Run, Arrival in Milwaukee, WI
Elections May 4, 2013
Congratulations to our new State officers:
President -- Bob Lloyd
Vice-President -- Ray McSherry
Treasurer -- Donna Wilhelms
Secretary -- Evelyn McSherry
Chaplain -- Mike Peters
Sergeant-at-Arms -- Jim Schendel
Historian -- Donna Wilhelms
Road Captain -- Dana Smith
Road Captain -- Bob Lemke
Legacy Run 2012
Wisconsin American Legion Riders participated in the 2012 Legacy Run.
The group left Legion Post 11 in Green Bay on Saturday August 18 and arrived in New York Monday August 20.
The Legacy Run began Tuesday morning August 21 for the three day run to Indianapolis ending with a ride
around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday August 23 completing the 2,000 mile trip.
Gold Star Father Matt Unger took leave from duty in Afghanistan to come ride with us on the 1250 miles across Michigan's
upper penninsula and through Canada to Niagara Falls NY where the Legacy Run started.
We then rode 750 miles to Indianapolis. Past National Commander Tom Cadmus also joined us in Michigan.
Wisconsin turned in $11,880.98 as part of the $722,774.01 total collected for the Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Pictured left to right are: State President Bob Lloyd D3, Mike & Bobbi Buxbaum D3, NEC man Dave & Donna Gough D3,