W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI, 54456

Located 4 miles west of Neillsville on US Hwy 10

or 30 miles east of Osseo from the junction of Interstate 94 and US Highway 10


Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc.

Our Country's Premier Manned Veterans Park

Our Mission Is Healing & Education

A Place For All Of Us


phone: 715-743-4224

email:  highgrnd@tds.net

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Winter Bowl Fundraiser

for the Military Working Dog Tribute

Vet Center At Learning Center Every Thursday

Make Contact with a Combat Vet

Individual and upcoming group sessions available.



For appointments call: Counselor Todd Stage, LCSW at 715-842-1724 (Walk-ins welcome too) 


2015 Honoring Our Veterans Raffle--

Year of the Eagle



Quilt: Leon Meidam,

Appleton, WI


Intarsia Eagle: Dave Carlson, Wausau, WI


Moose Antler: Christopher Thomley, Osseo, WI


Print: Erland Greeler, Neillsville, WI

Exciting News:  The Persian Gulf Tribute moves to the next stage!!!

October 9, 2015 will mark the day that all the Jersey Barriers, benches and stars in the Tribute were set in its place.



Vietnam Veteran Families-"In Memory" Program


   The "Featured Veteran" in July's newsletter was Bill Watts, Jr.  He was inducted into the "In Memory" Program in Washington DC. on June 20, 2015.  After publishing his story, many calls have come into The Highground requesting information about the program.


   This program honors those that died as a result of the Vietnam War but whose deaths do not fit the parameters for inclusion upon the Wall.


   Their website address is www.vvmf.org/inmemoryprogram. All the information is there, application, etc.  They have a great staff (just like The Highground) and are very helpful. They definitely want the word spread about the program.-- Pat Watts

2015 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:

Courage After Fire by Keith Armstrong; Suzanne Best;

Paula Domenici

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

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 call at 608-372-1651.

Todd Stage, Vet Center Counselor, is also available at The Highground on Thursdays.

Military Working Dog Tribute

Military Working Dog Tribute


  One of the objectives of the committee working to bring the working dog tribute to The Highground is that it will honor all working dogs. Although the accepted sculpture design is a military person kneeling next to German Shepherd dog the tribute will also include an  inscription (to be determined) that acknowledges the service of service dogs, police K-9 units, drug detection dogs, etc.

     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

Or they can be reached on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.


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about Military Working Dogs


    Pictured is the  modern military working dog, equipped with camera, an antenna,  and his own protective vest. This dog is Cairo, the Belgian Malinios  who accompanied SEAL Team Six on their raid into Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden. Cairo repelled from the helicopter and was the first intruder into the compound. His handler used the camera on Cairo’s back to communicate what was ahead to the remainder of the SEAL team.

Stone Ceremonies opened for Groups
If you have 18 or more stones from one organization/family/group and would like a special dedication ceremony date, (separated from the current scheduled dates) please contact Kay for possible arrangements.


Other Events & Items of Interest for Veterans


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-Look for Details on Website

-Maggie Mae Tickets available soon. Call December 1st for great seats!

-Reserve your bowling lanes for The Military Working Dog fundraiswer!

-New raffle coming soon for the Winter Bowl


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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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2016 Legacy Stone Placements


2015 Ceremonies are full! Thank you for a wonderful and supportive year!!


Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2016.


April 16
15 spots
1:00 p.m.
May 14
20 spots
9:30 a.m.
May 14*
21 spots
1:00 p.m.
June 11
9 spots
1:00 p.m.
July 9

19 spots

9:30 a.m.
August 6

24 spots

9:30 a.m.
Sept. 10
22 spots
1:00 p.m.
October 1
24 spots
9:30 a.m.
October 1
23 spots
2:00 p.m.

*This ceremony is for the Lao-Hmong Association Honoring the veterans on
Lao Hmong Appreciation Day

The 2015 year is full at regular ceremonies; but
special arrangements can be requested.
Get your application in for 2016
before they are all gone too.

Call for special arrangements.

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 Center Walkway, contribute material toThe Registry, and participate in a meaningful 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.


2016 Meditation Stone Placements


Now accepting applications for September 10, 2016 Ceremony

23 Spots Available for 2016

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.


2016 Korean Stone Placement


We are accepting applications now for June 11, 2016's ceremony!!

20 Spots

Available For 2016

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: 
July 23, 2016
Time to be announced

10 spots remaining


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.