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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


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The Highground Veterans Memorial Park


“More than for all veterans, more than for those who did not come back, The Highground is a place for all of us.”  Incorporated in 1984 as the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc., this grass-roots effort continues only because of the dedication of countless individuals, families, organizations, and businesses who have given of their time, talents, and financial resources. 


Volunteers and Contributors are the Heart of The Highground.


It is the mission of The Highground to honor veterans and their families and to educate about the cosst of things--the human cost.


It is the vision of The Highground to honor human courage and sacrifice wherever  it is displayed, without either denying or glorifying the pain and suffering of war and of life.

Vet Center At Learning Center The First Thursday Of Each Month

Make Contact with a Combat Vet

Individual and group sessions available.




For appointments call:

Counselor Todd Stage, LCSW

at 715-842-1724

(Walk-ins welcome too) 

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

Luca, a military working dog, has led groups of Special Forces in Afghanistan’s Helmund provice on more than 400 missions,as the point dog searching for IEDs.  On her last mission she alerted to an IED a fraction of a second too late.  The bomb exploded and Luca lost one of her legs. She recently was honored with the highest award given to Military Service Dogs.  Luca now lives with her handler, his wife and their two children.

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

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Stone Ceremonies opened for Groups
If you have 15 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.


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The Highground

W7031 Ridge Road

Neillsville, WI  54456

Phone:  (715) 743 - 4224

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Open Daily-Year Around

10:00am – 5:00pm


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2017 Legacy Stone Placements


Thank you for a wonderful 2016 summer of stones!!


Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2017.

Book early to get the best selection of dates.


April 22
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
May 13
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
May 14*
20 spots
1:00 p.m.
June 10
2 spots
1:00 p.m.
July 8

10 spots

1:00 p.m.
August 5

16 spots

9:30 a.m.
Sept. 9
10 spots
1:00 p.m.
October 7
16 spots
9:30 a.m.
October 7
18 spot
2:00 p.m.

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

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.


2017 Meditation Stone Placements


Now accepting applications for September 9, 2017 Ceremony

19 Spots Available for 2017

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.


2017 Korean Stone Placement


Lots of interest this year!

No openings remaining for

2017's ceremony!

Call today to be included in 2018!!

We are accepting applications now for June 2018 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 applications now for       July 8, 2017
@ 9:30am

12 stones still available for

2017's ceremony

All welcome to come and support our newest veterans of the Persian Gulf.


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.