The Highground Veterans Memorial Park

Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
44.565367,-90.666667
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The Highground is located at 7301 Ridge Road, Neillsville, Wisconsin 54456.

Wikipedia: The High Ground [sic]
In 1965, Tom Miller, holding his mortally wounded friend on a battle field in Vietnam, made a vow that his friend's death would not be forgotten. In 1984, Miller and others who made similar vows explored the possibility of creating a memorial to Vietnam veterans. The selection of Neillsville was made from 10 Wisconsin site possibilities. The WI Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Project (WVVMP, Inc.) formally incorporated in the same year.
The Highground is a veterans' memorial park located 4 miles (6 km) west of Neillsville, Wisconsin. The memorial was built as a tribute to dead veterans and as an honor to the surviving military personnel. The Highground is a non-profit grassroots organization with no ongoing federal or state funding; it is run by volunteers. The park is open all day, every day.

The park consists of a 148 acres (60 ha) plot on high land. Approximately 500,000 acres (200,000 ha) are visible from the overlook point of the plaza.

Located in the center of the state, veterans from any place in Wisconsin can get to and from The Highground in one day. The park is staffed year-round with the Tiberframe Information Center and Gift Shop open daily. During business hours, visitors are encouraged to pick up a free audio tour in the gift shop before walking the plaza. Guided tours are also available. The 45,00 square foot plaza, Effigy Mound Peace Dove, Gold Star, and all tributes are lighted in the evening, and visitors are welcome in the park 24/7. The park offers 4 miles of walking trails, bridges, and a handicap accessible treehouse. Visitors are able to ring a replica Liberty Bell. The project raises funds by selling blocks which line the memorial grounds.
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The Highground veterans tributes were photographed May 31, 2015 and November 5, 2016. and are listed alphabetically. Click on the link below each photo for more information and to view a short video explaining the tribute's significance.












The Highground World War II W.A.S.P. Tribute

Plenty of signs leading to The Highground . . .


The Highground is located in Neillsville, Wisconsin.

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