Price County Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail

The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail

A commemorative project
to remind the public
of the sacrifices made
by these veterans.

The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail stretches from the southwest to the northwest of Price County, marking significant events that occurred during the war's 13-year-time period at 13 different stations. Events highlighted were chosen by Vietnam Veterans.

This scenic drive is a commemorative project to remind the public of the sacrifices made by Vietnam Veterans, an unheralded group of soldiers. The trail is located in Price County with 13 markers at various parks & monuments to represent the 13 years of service and sacrifice of the brothers and sisters in arms for each year of the war. The markers denote events of the war that were deemed important by Vietnam Veterans. Price County is a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner.

The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events or activities that will recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice.

Commemorative Partners must commit to conducting two events or activities each year for a three-year period. Events or activities should be dignified, memorable occasions that show a sensitivity and appreciation for the solemnity of war and the losses suffered by many. Events or activities should meet one or more of the Congressionally-mandated objectives of the program, and as a minimum, with an emphasis on objective one.
  1. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
  2. To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
  3. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
  4. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
  5. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Need to Visit
 Big Falls County Park (1962)

Solberg Lake County Park (1969)
Missing Marker
Drove all around the park and found no marker. 

Smith Lake County Park (1971)
Missing Marker
The plaque has been removed . . . 

Scenes from the Vietnam War
1st row, L to R: US troops fighting in 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, UH-1 Huey infantry dispatch; ARVN Rangers defending Saigon in 1968 Battle of Saigon.
2nd row, L to R: Burial of 300 victims of the 1968 Hue Massacre; Two Douglas A-4C Skyhawks enroute for strikes against North Vietnamese PT-boat bases in August 1964, as result of the Tonkin Gulf Incident.
3rd row, L to R: Quang Tri residents fleeing 1972 Battle of Quang Tri during the Easter Offensive; ARVN recapture Quang Tri after 1972 Battle of Quang Tri during Easter Offensive.
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The Price County Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail
is located in Price County, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

Spoodles said...

This is a wonderful page. I work for the Vietnam War Commemoration and just happen to see your request. Thank you so much for what you're doing. It really means a lot to the Vietnam Veterans as well as the Commemoration. I tip my hat to you in admiration.

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