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;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or they can be reached on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.
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.
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.
Now accepting applications for September 12, 2015 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 11, 2016's ceremony!!
Available For 2015
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”.