This year's Freedom Fest was another success, according to the event's founder.
6,300 people took part in the fest on Saturday that started with a motorcycle ride and ended with live entertainment and fireworks at UW-La Crosse.
Organizers estimate they raised more than $100,000 in the fest's sixth year. And they keep adding to the event.
This year, they recognized some of our armed forces who were injured or killed while serving overseas. "We had some new family members who had lost somebody here for the first time, we added the wounded warrior part this year, so we're very, very pleased," said co-founder Don Weber.
All of the money raised goes to veteran causes, helps pay for UW-L's Hall of Honor, and funds a number of scholarships.