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
This is Cairo, the Military Working Dog, that flew with SEAL Team Six from Jalalabad, Afghanistan to Abbottabad, Pakistan to engage Osama Bin Laden. Cairo fast roped, with his handler, from the Black Hawk helicopter down to the compound. He and his handler were to provide security clearance around the perimeter of the compound. Cairo was also trained to locate underground bunkers. That did not become necessary. Cairo is outfitted with his own flak jacket, camera (which transmits back to his handler), and an antenna so that he can receive commands. Cairo is a Belgian Malinois.
The committee to bring a Military Working Dog Tribute to The Highground has been formed and is having regular meetings. If you have an interest in serving on this committee, or if you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Highground at 715-743-4224 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org The Highground Learning Center has C.D.s, books and pictures regarding Military Working Dogs.
This photo is of Brutus and his handler Casey Rossman of the La Crosse Police Department in La Crosse, WI. This past summer in a drug detection competition sponsored by the U.S. Police Canine Association in Duluth, MN, Sgt Rossman and Brutus were awarded first place with a perfect score of 200. The use of working dogs in assisting law enforcement, as well as the military, has increased over the past thirty years.
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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
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.
2013 Korean Stone Placement
June 14, 2014 at 9:30am
We are accepting applications now for 2014 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.
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. As the Tribute is completed, announcements will be made as to the first placement ceremony date.