(Beaver Dam) The Patriot Tour will return to Beaver Dam later next month. Organizers with the Beaver Dam-based nonprofit Nation of Patriots confirmed its return July 25th through the 26th with events planned for both days. The fundraiser held a virtual launch from Williams, Arizona in May under new restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation of Patriots Founder Bill Sherer says the hope is by the time the flag reaches Beaver Dam, it will be business as usual. He says with COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of volunteers, it is obviously a whole new animal this year but, like everyone else, they are doing the best to adapt; survive and thrive. Events planned for the Beaver Dam stop are being finalized with city officials and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sherer says the people of Beaver Dam and city leaders have always been supportive of this effort and they are eager to celebrate the Tour’s arrival with the community they call home. Last year, the fundraiser for veterans eclipsed the $1-million-dollar mark in funds collected for veterans throughout their first ten years.