Our Mission Statement: “To build with honor a tribute for all branches of America’s Military who served around the world beginning with Desert Storm, through multiple Middle East conflicts, while marching forward in the Global War on Terrorism. May we establish a place of hope so that we do not walk past you but with you. Let this site be an anchor for education and solace while securing in memory sacrifices made. With hope and prayer the Persian Gulf Tribute will provide a safe haven for all to reflect and to heal.”
those serving in the military
(or family members) that have served active duty since 1990. The Persian Gulf Committee wants interested parties to join their committee to make the Persian Gulf Tribute a reality at The Highground. A design has been chosen and now the details are being gathered. Can you help? Will you help? Please contact Nancy Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Highground at 715-743-4224.
Persian Gulf Tribute Fundraising - Help Fill The Boot!
Results To Date: $251,926.00
Results Updated: 11/24/2013
**Sat., Feb. 15th for President's Day (Patriotic theme) - Paul Kokosz who lives in California has organized along with Jean Moseley of Neillsville a Bike ride in California starting at 08:00. It's about a 45 mile or so ride to raise awareness of the Highground and the Bootprint Tribute, riding along scenic Pacific Coast Highway from Pt Mugu Naval Air Station (near where he works) down to Santa Monica piers. If you want to sponsor him, see the website below -https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/paulkokosz/rideforthehighground-persiangulftribute#.UrHasphZYEs.email
Fundraising from the ride will go towards The Bootprint Tribute.
**Saturday, April 12th is the Maggie Mae Concert at the Pittsville School District Auditorium in Pittsville. Tickets are $25.00 and most of the proceeds raised will go to The Persian Gulf Tribute. Maggie’s daughter is a Persian Gulf Veteran. This is the third year that she has done this for the Tribute. A BIG THANK YOU to Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country Band.
**April 23-26, 2014 Work Week at The Highground - Honor Stones to be put in place on The Bootprint Tribute. We are in need of Volunteers so please mark your calendars to attend.
**June 28th will be a Motorcycle ride fundraiser that Brandon Hensiak is coordinating with Jim Keil Jr. (Skip). The ride will be called B.O.G. for Boots on Ground and will be talked about in the next Highground Newsletter (Spring 2014) in The Persian Gulf Tribute section. The starting point of the ride will be at The Highground and will end at the Legion with raffles, entertainment, etc. They are setting up a website to see how many would attend and will have a list of places to stay. A Patch is being designed for the event also. Please watch for further updates and news on the event.