Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc.

Our Country's Premier Manned Veterans Park

Our Mission Is Healing & Education

A Place For All Of Us

 
 
WOW!    What a Week of Honor and Remembrance

 

 

 

Thank you Jim Ottman for the awesome view you gave us!!

 

 

Thank You to Jim & Janice Ottman and VVA #331 for displaying the UH-1H Helicopter, which was a welcome sight that  brought much healing to many veterans.

 

Thank You to

Leon Meidam and VVA #351 for the Vietnam Educational Display

 

 

Thank You to Bob & Ginny Teska for displaying the Vietnam Memorial Caisson and Vietnam exhibit tent.

   

 

 

Thank You for organizing food stand sales to our visitors
during the week of Honor & Remembrance

 

 

 

VFW #8478 and American Legion #291

and

Ladies VFW #8478 Auxiliary

& American Legion #291 Auxiliary

 

Hardee’s

 

Neillsville Kiwani’s Club

 

VVA #479

   
14th Annual Ride to Remember Motorcycle Rally Raises over $14,000!

 

Shane Dawson, Speaker

 

Procession through Neillsville

 

Procession out to The Highground

 

Milo Gorden, Speaker

 

Andy Rueth, leading the bikers

 

Bikers arrive and park by Big Map!

Thank you Sponsors!!

WCCN 107.5FM

Al Muth Sales & Service

ABATE of WI-7D

Sauk Prairie Harley Davidson

Dental Clinic of Marshfield

Stone’s Throw Supper Club

House of Harley-Davidson

“In Memory of Tracey Rueth”

“In Memory of Bill Watts”

ABATE Region 4-C

Bar BK Leatherworks

 

 

 

Thank you Riders and Sponsors!

  We couldn't do this without you!

 

Office Outfitters

Women on Wheels

Genesis Midwest

Bev’s Saddle Mound Tap

Neillsville Men’s Club

United FCS Bank

Silver Dome Ballroom

The Thirsty Squirrel

Bugg’s Place

VVA 639

Waupaca VFW #1037

Hupy and Abraham S.C.

Attorney Mike Witt

BullishWear

 

2014 Honoring Our Veterans Raffle

    Click on Poster to enlarge

 

 

 

 

We know Freedom

isn't Free! 

 

Thank you Veterans

for our freedoms!

 

 

 

Raffle tickets available at The Highground Gift Shop or by sending a stamped return envelope with your donation. (Please include address labels.)

 

2014 Goals
PTSD Information

 

PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder—affects many of the veterans today. A “magic” number we think of at The Highground is twenty.  For every person killed in the current war, there are twenty that come back home suffering from PTSD.  They are MIA (Missing in America). Missing an arm, a leg, body part or part of their psyche, they no longer are the same person as before they went to war.

The Highground Gift Shop and Information Center has three wonderful books that are given to those who visit that would benefit from this information.  They are:

Souled Out: A Memoir of War and Inner Peace by Michael S. Orban

Courage After Fire by Keith Armstrong; Suzanne Best; Paula Domenici

Tears of A Warrior by Janet J. Seahorn and E. Anthony Seahorn

If you, or someone you know, may be suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or if you are not sure if you have this, please come to The Highground to get a book and compare your story to the author’s story. For more assistance, you can also call on the Tomah VA’s program; talk to Deb at 608-372-1651.

 

 
 
Military Working Dog Tribute
   

Military Working Dog Tribute

 

     The June, 2014, National Geographic magazine, has an article titled “Hero Dogs”.  The article explains the training and tour of duty of Marine Corporal Jose Armenta and his German Shepherd,  Zenit in Afghanistan.  Within the next few weeks several copies of this magazine will be available at the Highground Learning Center library. 

 

     Should you wish additional information on the Military Working Dog tribute please contact the Highground               via 715 -743-4224 or e-mail them at highgrnds@tds.net

 

   

 

Click here to see prior information

about Military Working Dogs

 

 

   

 

Other events happening for Veterans
   

 

 

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Latest Forum Posts
 

Thank you Highground

Posted: 5/10/2014

Dear Veterans, Please accept our donation from the members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 17 in Oshkosh, WI. The Highground stands as a very visible and lasting tribute to our veterans. The special events, educational mission and celebration of lives given in sacrifice are constant reminders that our veterans are not forgotten. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to a very worthwhile and noble cause. In patriotism and peace, Dar Schuff, Treasurer DAVA Unit 17

 

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The Highground

W7031 Ridge Road

Neillsville, WI  54456

Phone:  (715) 743 - 4224

Gift Shop/Information Center

Open Daily-Year Around

10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Pets cannot be accommodated at The Highground

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2014 Legacy Stone Placements

 

Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2015.

 

Date
Remaining
Time
     
April 19 
Closed
1:00 p.m.
May 17
Full
1:00 p.m.
June 14
Full
1:00 p.m.
July 12
Full
9:30 a.m.
August 2

Full

9:30 a.m.
Sept. 6
Full
1:00 p.m.
October 4
Full
9:30 a.m.
October 4
Full
2:00 p.m.

 

Legacy Stones are 12" x 12" x 2" grey granite squares that represent one of the main means for meeting the operating and maintainence costs of The Highground Veterans Memorial Park.  For a $435 donation, families and organizations may place a stone on the West Walkway, contribute material toThe Registry, and participate in the 90- minute ceremony.  We call Legacy Stones living tributes because they are meant to honor special people in our lives including veterans and nonveterans, living or passed.

 

2014 Meditation Stone Placements

 

Now accepting applications for September 6, 2014 Ceremony

Meditation Stones are engraved 12”x12” x2” solid red granite stones. They are placed annually in the floor of the Meditation Garden picnic shelter, therefore, limited in number.  The donation of $500 helps maintain the Meditation Garden’s four rooms for visitors to reflect and meditate.

2014 Korean Stone Placement

 

We are accepting applications now for June 13, 2015's ceremony!!

 

Korean Tribute Stones stand apart from Legacy and Meditation Stones in two ways.


1. They are a polished black granite stone, 8”x12”x1.25”, with white lettering.


2. Korean Tribute Stones are place vertically on the face of rice paddies or the inside walkway wall into the Tribute.


“The number of Stones available are limited by the area of placement.  The Rice Paddies have been sold out and we have opened Phase II.  There are approximately only 177 spots available for stones here.  A donation of $575 helps The Highground maintain the upkeep of this tribute to the “Forgotten War”.

 

Persian Gulf Honor Stones

 

Accepting application now for upcoming placement ceremonies.

Next Placement date: 
in 2015

 

Persian Gulf Honor stones will form the floor of The Bootprint Tribute. They are limited by the space The Bootprint allows. (930)  Donations of $600 will secure your space in The Bootprint Tribute. 

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