W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI, 54456

Located 4 miles west of Neillsville on US Hwy 10

or 30 miles east of Osseo from the junction of Interstate 94 and US Highway 10


Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc.

Our Country's Premier Manned Veterans Park

Our Mission Is Healing & Education

A Place For All Of Us


phone: 715-743-4224

email:  highgrnd@tds.net

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Vet Center At Learning Center Every Thursday

Make Contact with a Combat Vet onThursdays

Individual and upcoming group sessions available.



For appointments call: Counselor Todd Stage, LCSW at 715-842-1724 (Walk-ins welcome too) 

2015 Honoring Our Veterans Raffle--

Year of the Eagle


Vietnam Veteran Families-

"In Memory" Program


   The "Featured Veteran" in July's newsletter was Bill Watts, Jr.  He was inducted into the "In Memory" Program in Washington DC. on June 20, 2015.  After publishing his story, many calls have come into The Highground requesting information about the program.


   This program honors those that died as a result of the Vietnam War but whose deaths do not fit the parameters for inclusion upon the Wall.


   Their website address is www.vvmf.org/inmemoryprogram. All the information is there, application, etc.  They have a great staff (just like The Highground) and are very helpful. They definitely want the word spread about the program.-- Pat Watts

Thank You

Bicycle Sponsors

Thank You Ride to Remember Sponsors


WCCN Radio 107.5 The Rock, Neillsville, WI


Citizens State Bank of Loyal
Loyal, Neillsville, Granton, Spencer, Marshfield


SCHEELS, Eau Claire, WI


The Sports Den, Marshfield, WI


Menzner Lumber & Supply Co., Marathon, WI


Stone’s Throw Supper Club, Hatfield, WI


Apple Valley Bar ‘N Restaurant, Neillsville, WI


Urban Sales & Service, Inc., Neillsville, WI


United FCS Bank


Premium Waters, Chippewa Falls, WI



American Legion #319


Special thanks to:


JBC Printing, Neillsville, WI


Clark County Sheriff’s Dept.


Your Support helped raise over $43,000

Thank YOU!!!


WCCN 107.5 The Rock



DJ Matteo

Al Muth Sales & Service

Trails’ End

In Memory of Tracey Rueth

VVA #639

Genesis Midwest

VVA #479

 In Memory of Bill Watts

La Crosse Civil Air Patrol

 Bev’s Saddle Mound Tap

Boy Scout Troop #1701

Neillsville Men’s Club

Stanley Correctional

 Bar BK Leatherworks, LLC

City of Neillsville Police

 Bugg’s Place

Clark County Sheriff’s Dept

 Silver Dome Ballroom

Hupy & Abraham   

 Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson

BP Drescher Oil

Dental Clinic of Marshfield

The Honadel Family

 Thirsty Squirrel

 United FCS Bank

 Thorp Dairy Bar Café

Waupaca vfw #1037

 Attorney Mike Witt

Stone’s Throw Supper Club

 Office Outfitters

American Legion #73

 Snider-Richardson #273 Am. Leg. Aux.
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:

Courage After Fire by Keith Armstrong; Suzanne Best;

Paula Domenici

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 highgrnds@tds.net

Or they can be reached on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.


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about Military Working Dogs


    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.


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-Register for Car Show & Chili Cook-off (October 3rd)

-The Year of the Eagle-- Get your "2015 Honoring Our Veterans" Raffle Tickets today

-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, 2016.


April 18 
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May 14
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May 16
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June 13
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July 11

0 spots

9:30 a.m.
August 1

0 spots

9:30 a.m.
Sept. 12
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October 3
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October 3
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The year is full at regular ceremonies; but
special arrangements can be requested.
Get your application in for 2016
before they are all gone too.

Call for special 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 a meaningful 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 10, 2016 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 11, 2016's ceremony!!

0 Spots

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”.


Persian Gulf Honor Stones


Accepting application now for upcoming placement ceremonies.

Next Placement date: 
to be announced


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.