Join us for the Freedom Ball: Honoring Those on the Home Front on Saturday, October 19th at the South Sioux City Marriott Riverfront.

Military families who remain at home while their loved ones serve deserve immense honor and recognition. These families face unique challenges and sacrifices, providing unwavering support and strength from a distance. They manage the household, often single-handedly, and bear the emotional burden of their loved one’s absence and potential danger. Their resilience and dedication ensure that the home front remains stable, allowing service members to focus on their duties with peace of mind. Honoring these families acknowledges their vital role in our national security and their personal sacrifices for the greater good.

You will enjoy a night of outstanding food and wine. Our keynote speaker will be Colonel Lee Ellis, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and decorated Vietnam War veteran who was held as a prisoner of war for over five years. After his release, he continued his military career, eventually focusing on leadership development and consulting. He is an author and speaker, widely recognized for his insights on leadership, resilience, and freedom, drawing from his harrowing experiences as a POW. A live auction with Auctioneers Randy Stabe and Clint Vos with Stabe Auction and Realty will take place during the event.

Freedom Ball 2024 proceeds will benefit the Brigadier General Bud Day Wall of Honor inside the Interpretive Center. Funds will also be used for the hardware and software required to finish the recording studio, also inside the Interpretive Center. The recording studio will allow veterans to share their military story on record, both visually and audibly. Those recordings will be submitted to the Library of Congress for their permanent archives.

Reserved seating is available for a cost of $1,200 for a table of eight. Individual seats are available for a cost of $150 each. Veteran Angel sponsorships are also available.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Diana Kincaid at 712.898.2634 or [email protected]


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Siouxland Freedom Park, a nonprofit corporation, honors American Veterans and the men and women currently serving the United States by providing education of the role the American military plays in preserving American’s freedom, oral histories of those who served, and a healing place for reflection and contemplation.


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