Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc.

Our Country's Premier Manned Veterans Park

Our Mission Is Healing & Education

A Place For All Of Us

 

Vet Center At Learning Center Every Thursday

Notice new day of week---it is now Thursdays

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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.
   

Memorial Day Happenings!!

 

New Routes are added for this great Memorial Day Motorcycle Honor Ride

 

Find the start of a route near you and join us for a beautiful ride to The Highground

for the Memorial Day Ceremony

at 2pm.

 

Click on the poster to enlarge for details and your contact lead rider information.

Memorial Day Honor Ride

For the Memorial Day Honor Ride – there will be a group that will be gathering at Harley-Davidson of Appleton (5322 Clairemont Dr, Appleton) at 6:00am, leaving at 6:15am. This group will ride up together to Waupaca and join the Waupaca route.  All registrations for those that want to ride out from Appleton can either be done ahead of time by calling The Highground or the morning of the 25th when the group is in Waupaca (8:00am). If you want to be a part of the group leaving from Appleton, please let us know so we have a head count. Call Theresa at The Highground.

 

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:

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 call at 608-372-1651.

 

 
 
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

 

Click here to see prior information

about Military Working Dogs

 

Other Events & Items of Interest for Veterans
   

 

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IMPORTANT

NOTICES

-Look for Details on Website

-Register for Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally

-Join Us for Memorial Day

-Register for Bicycle Tour

-Register for Ride to Remember Motorcycle Rally

-Register for The Other Half ! (October 1/2 Marathon.)
 

 

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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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2015 Legacy Stone Placements

 

Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2015.

 

Date
Remaining
Time
 
Available.
 
April 18 
0 spot
1:00 p.m.
May 14
0 spots
noon
May 16
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
June 13
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
July 11

0 spots

9:30 a.m.
August 1

0 spots

9:30 a.m.
Sept. 12
0 spots
1:00 p.m.
October 3
18 spots
9:30 a.m.
October 3
3 spots
2:00 p.m.

 

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 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.

 

2015 Meditation Stone Placements

 

Now accepting applications for September 12, 2015 Ceremony

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.

 

2015 Korean Stone Placement

 

We are accepting applications now for June 13, 2015's ceremony!!

2 Spots

Available Remaining

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: 
May 16, 2015
9:30am
ALL Welcome!

 

0 spots available

for this ceremony

accepting applications for

a possible fall 2015 setting

or July 2016

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.