Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc.

Our Country's Premier Manned Veterans Park

Our Mission Is Healing & Education

A Place For All Of Us

Week of Honor and Remembrance


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Three Walls Coming together for the first time at

The Highground



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Free Bus to

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for Veterans


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Volunteers still needed--please call The Highground if you can help with this first time ever event.

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     “Week of Honor & Remembrance”, August 13 – 17, at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park. 

“The Wall That Heals” – Vietnam Memorial Wall, “The Wall of Remembrance” – Over 9,750 names of U.S. military personnel who died in Desert Storm, OIF, OEF, OND & citizens who perished on 9/11, and The Canadian Vietnam Memorial Wall will be present together at The Highground.  These three military memorial walls have never been presented together before. 

This is the first time that “The Wall of Remembrance” has been in Wisconsin.


               On August 12th, all three walls will travel with a formal escort of over 130 motorcycles and other vehicles on a 187 mile procession to The Highground.  The walls will begin their procession at Valley View Mall  -  JC Penney parking lot in Onalaska / La Crosse at 8am on Aug. 12th.  There will be several one-hour stops at cities along the escort route.  These stops, where the public can show their support and view the exhibit accompanying “The Wall That Heals” will be at Walmart in Sparta at 10am, Recreation Park  in Tomah at 11:45am, Rapids Mall – JC Penney parking lot in Wisconsin Rapids at 2:45pm, Target in Stevens Point at 4:30pm.  The escort and the three memorial walls are scheduled to arrive at The Highground in Neillsville at 6:15pm.

30th Annual Bicycle Tour A Huge Success Raising over $48,000!


Eastern Route


Southern Route


Staff can’t say enough how great it was working with all of you on the bike tour. It was a pleasure!  Thanks for all your work and dedication.





Thank you Riders and Sponsors!

  We couldn't do this without you!


Northern Route


Western Route


WCCN – 107.5 The Rock

Eau Claire Bike & Sport

Citizens State Bank of Loyal

The Sports Den


Apple Valley Bar & Grill 

Kwik Trip Stores   

Urban Sales & Service, Inc


United FCS Bank  Menzner Lumber & Supply Co

Stone’s Throw Supper Club

Premium Waters of Chippewa Falls

2014 Honoring Our Veterans Raffle

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We know Freedom

isn't Free! 


Thank you Veterans

for our freedoms!




Raffle tickets available at The Highground Gift Shop or by sending a stamped return envelope with your donation. (Please include address labels.)


2014 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; 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 highgrnds@tds.net




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Thank you Highground

Posted: 5/10/2014

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


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2014 Legacy Stone Placements


Accepting Applications Now

for April-October, 2015.


April 19 
1:00 p.m.
May 17
1:00 p.m.
June 14
1:00 p.m.
July 12
9:30 a.m.
August 2


9:30 a.m.
Sept. 6
1:00 p.m.
October 4
9:30 a.m.
October 4
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 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

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.

2014 Korean Stone Placement


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”.


Persian Gulf Honor Stones


Accepting application now for upcoming placement ceremonies.

Next Placement date: 
in 2015


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. 

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