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

Congratulations Raffle

Winners

Thank you for a Successful Winter Bowl!!

Over $8,900 raised!!

 

Thank you sponsors:

WCCN 107.5 FM

Hardee’s

New Beginnings for Animals

Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls

Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa

Vietnam Dog Handlers Assoc.

Festival Foods

VVA #479

DAV #31 Rib River

Prince Corporation

Rose Bowl Lanes

Weber’s Farm Store

Joe Altmann Foundation

Ashley Furniture & Appliancemart

Wheelers Chevrolet

Lake of The Torches Resort Casino

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Heritage Bank

Metropolis Resort/Action City

Milwaukee Brewers

Forward Financial Bank

KONG Company

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Russell’s of Neillsville

BLA Auto Service

John Buetzberger

Sav-Rite Building Center

A to Z  Town & Country

Kow Kickin’ Café—Greenwood

Sports Scene—Marshfield

Green Bay Packers

Julie Henneman

VFW Riders #1865—Kenosha

Macarra & Campbell Families

O’Reilly Auto Parts

JBC Screenprinting & Embroidery

BP / Drescher Oil—Neillsville

Strictly Country Magazine

Hiller’s True Value Hardware

 

Randy Furger won the 55" TV donated by Hardee's

 

Nick Hartman won the "Reflections" Vietnam Wall print

 

Bowling--what a great time!!

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) 

Operation Persian Gulf Welcome Home

July 19-25, 2016

 

Sponsorship Packages Available

 

Escort the Wall of Remembrance to and from The Highground

 

Volunteers Needed available for individuals, groups and Organizations!

 

Call Today for more details

715-743-4224

Maggie Mae & the Heartland Band!!!

 

 

 

Tickets on Sale Now!!

 

Call The Highground to order

your tickets today!!

 

Great Seats Still Available

Reserved Seating

 

Take a chance to enjoy the show from a comfy couch on stage up close

to Maggie Mae and the Band

Attention:

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.

 

Click here to see prior information

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.

 

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NOTICES

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-Maggie Mae Tickets available NOW! Call today for great seats

-Register for "The Half is Good Enough for Me" Half Marathon & 5K

-2016 Honoring Veterans raffle coming soon!!
 

 

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Contact Us

 

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

 

Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2016.

 

Date
Remaining
Time
 
Available.
 
April 16
14 spots
1:00 p.m.
May 14
10 spots
9:30 a.m.
May 14*
16 spots
1:00 p.m.
June 11
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
July 9

7 spots

9:30 a.m.
August 6

16 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

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

19 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!!

9 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
@ 9:30am

2 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.