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Welcome to the heart of the Freedom Flame Celebration! We're thrilled to invite you to join us in person for an unforgettable experience in Ripon, Wisconsin. As we gear up for this historic event, we encourage all attendees to register for exclusive access to event updates, news, and directions. Be sure to LIKE our SPARK page for the latest details and join us as we kindle the flame of freedom together!

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6:45 AM Central - NATION OF FIRE SUNRISE

Step into history with us as we kick off the day of our Freedom Flame Celebration in Ripon! This is your chance to be part of something truly historic. Our assembly begins bright and early at sunrise on the spring equinox, honoring the NATION OF FIRE and the inspiring torchbearers who've paved the way before us. Don't miss this unforgettable start to our celebration!

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2024 ASSEMBLYSchedule


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8:30 AM CENTRAL - SPARK SIZZLE & SHINE
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Indulge in a morning of warmth and camaraderie at SPARK SIZZLE & SHINE, our exclusive Freedom Flame Breakfast! Join us as we gather to fuel up for the day ahead, sharing stories, laughter, and the vibrant spirit of freedom that unites us all. Delight in a delicious spread of breakfast delights while connecting with fellow freedom enthusiasts from near and far. This is more than just a meal - it's a celebration of unity, inspiration, and the enduring flame of liberty. Come join us and let your spirit shine bright!

  • **DUTCH TREAT, FOOD NOT INCLUDED.
  • **MAY EXPERIENCE WAIT TIMES, COME EARLY.
  • **WE ENCOURAGE PROSPORUS TIPPING OF STAFF.
  • **BRING AN APPETITE!
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Step back in time and uncover the rich history of Ripon and Ceresco with a captivating historical presentation. Delve into the tales of courage, resilience, and vision that shaped the landscape of our beloved town in 1854. From the pioneering men and women who first laid the groundwork for our community to the pivotal moments that defined our identity, this presentation offers a fascinating glimpse into our past. Join us as we honor the legacy of those who came before us and gain a deeper understanding of the forces that continue to shape our present and future. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the stories and spirits of generations past.

  • **AFTER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXPLORE RIPONS LUNCH OPTIONS.
  • **SEE MAP FOR DETAILS.
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Embark on an exciting journey through Ripon's rich history with our Liberty Loop self-guided tour. Wander through the charming streets and discover the hidden gems of our historic town, where every corner holds a story waiting to be told. As you explore, keep your eyes peeled for chance encounters with historical characters who might just bring the past to life before your eyes. Whether you're a history buff or simply curious about our town's heritage, the Liberty Loop promises an unforgettable adventure filled with intrigue, discovery, and the echoes of days gone by. Come join us and unlock the secrets of Ripon's fascinating past!

  • **SELF GUIDED TOUR USING OUR MAP TOOL.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
  • **SEE MAP FOR DETAILS.
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Indulge in the vibrant energy of our Freedom Frenzy - Shop & Stroll event as you wander through Historic Downtown Ripon. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere as you explore local shops, boutiques, and businesses, each offering a unique selection of treasures waiting to be discovered. From artisan crafts to specialty foods, there's something for everyone to enjoy while supporting our local economy. Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of Ripon, chat with friendly merchants, and uncover hidden gems that capture the essence of our town. With every purchase, you're not just taking home a piece of Ripon – you're contributing to the heartbeat of our community. Join us for a delightful day of shopping, strolling, and celebrating all that makes Ripon special!

  • **SEE LOCATIONS ON OUR MAP TOOL.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
  • **SUPPORT LOCAL! SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES AND MERCHANTS.
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Assembly with us in preperation for the ceremony at the American Legion with SPARK HUB INTERACTIVE doors opening at 4:00pm before we begin a historic march and lighting ceremony. Immerse yourself in the heart of the celebration at SPARK HUB - Interactive Exhibits! Engage with captivating historical displays, interactive exhibits, and connect with fellow freedom enthusiasts from across the globe gathered online for the celebration. Experience the rich tapestry of history and culture as you explore diverse perspectives and celebrate the enduring spirit of freedom. Join us for an unforgettable journey of discovery and connection.

  • **PLEASE BRING A CANDLE TO LIGHT.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & VIEWS.
  • **MEET PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
  • **WE ENCOURAGE DONATIONS TO LEGION POST NO. 43.
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Get ready to be inspired at the Commencement and Speakers event, where voices from near and far converge to share their perspectives on freedom. From passionate local advocates to esteemed guests joining us remotely, our lineup promises diverse insights and powerful narratives. Discover what freedom truly means to individuals from different walks of life, as they share their stories and visions for a better tomorrow. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate the universal values that unite us all.

  • **PLEASE BRING A CANDLE TO LIGHT.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & VIEWS.
  • **MEET PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
  • **WE ENCOURAGE DONATIONS TO LEGION POST NO. 43.
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Join us for the March to Freedom, a peaceful rally honoring our cherished First Amendment rights of assembly. This spirited march unites us as we walk together to the site of the historic FREEDOM FLAME, symbolizing our commitment to liberty and justice for all. Along the way, raise your voices in solidarity, advocating for the values that define our nation and embody the essence of freedom. It's a powerful demonstration of civic engagement and community solidarity, as we come together to celebrate the principles that make our nation great. Don't miss this empowering event where every step brings us closer to a brighter future for all.

  • **PLEASE BRING A CANDLE TO LIGHT.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
  • **STAY ON SIDEWALKS & OFF ROADWAYS.
  • **CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPINIED BY AN ADULT
  • **THIS IS A PEACEFUL RALLY.
  • **DRESS WARM & ENJOY FREEDOM.
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The Freedom Flame Ceremony is an event like no other, a powerful and symbolic rekindling that you should want to be a part of regardless of political affiliation. As the flame comes to life, the crowd will erupt in cheers, and you'll feel a sense of pride in being a part of such a historic event. The ceremony is a true testament to the power of unity and serves as a reminder of the important role that we all play in preserving and promoting freedom around the world.

  • **PLEASE BRING A CANDLE TO LIGHT.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
  • **STAY ON SIDEWALKS & OFF ROADWAYS.
  • **CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPINIED BY AN ADULT
  • **THIS IS A PEACEFUL RALLY.
  • **DRESS WARM & ENJOY FREEDOM.
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After your Freedom Flame candle is lit, we will embark on a candlelight walk, carrying the flame with us as we parade through the streets of Ripon. The sight of the flame, flickering against the darkness, is truly awe-inspiring, and serves as a reminder of the light that can come into the darkness through the unity that comes from standing together in the face of adversity. It's a beautiful and powerful moment as we make our way back to the American Legion one that will stay with you forever. Join us on March 20th for the Freedom Flame Celebration and be a part of this lifetime memory.

  • **PLEASE BRING A CANDLE TO LIGHT.
  • **BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
  • **STAY ON SIDEWALKS & OFF ROADWAYS.
  • **CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPINIED BY AN ADULT
  • **THIS IS A PEACEFUL RALLY.
  • **DRESS WARM & ENJOY FREEDOM.
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The end of the night social is a truly special part of the Freedom Flame Celebration. As the candlelight walk comes to a close and the flame is returned to the American Legion, we'll gather together to connect with others around the world who have also lit candles in honor of this celebration. Through the power of technology, we'll be able to come together as a global community, united in our shared commitment to carying the flame forward. It's a remarkable and powerful moment, one that serves as a reminder that no matter where we are in the world, we are all connected by our common desire for freedom.

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Register today and be a part of our March 20th 2024 - LIVE EVENT
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The event is free to attend and will be held in Ripon, WI., with a virtual component for those who can not join in person. This means that you can participate and enjoy the celebration from the comfort of your own home.

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Freedom To ME:


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"We still have choices and we can still make a difference, and I'm hoping we soon will"

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"Freedom is the ability to be different or have different views without being ostracized"