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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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”.