Freedom Is Not Free was held at the Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University Newberg campus. Left column, top to bottom: The North Salem ROTC color guard presented the Colors for the event; the stage during "Freedom Song," which featured video interviews of individuals who have experienced life without freedom; Sojourn and the choir performing "Freedom Song. Center column, top to bottom: Tech Sgt Don Malarkey of "Band of Brothers" (left) and Rick and Elizabeth Peters, emcees (right); Chaplain Horace Duke, who opened and closed the event in prayer. Right column, top to bottom: Sojourn Band; Tim Johnson (keys), Joe Fidanzo (drums), Dennis Laughlin (guitar) of Sojourn with guest Phil Santilli; The auditorium at the start of the event.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener and Nisei Veteran Kennie Namba were guest speakers who offered firsthand testimony on the meaning of freedom and what it is like to NOT be free. Left and middle top is Mr. Wiener; right and middle bottom is Kennie Namba.
DON MALARKEY SURPRISE: A highlight of the program was a speech by Tech Sgt. Don Malarkey, one of the original Band of Brothers--the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in WWII. During his speech, two of the men he served with snuck in from the side of the stage to surprise him. In the blue jacket, Lt. Buck Compton. In the yellow jacket, Sgt. Bill Guarnere. Bottom right is a photo taken at a special dinner after the event. From left: Bill Guarnere, Irene Malarkey, Don Malarkey, and Buck Compton.
Photos courtesy of Bill Caldwell

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Wilsonville, OR 97070

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