On Saturday, June 8, 2013 a stone placement ceremony took place at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville, Wisconsin. Friends and family came to honor Jerome D Maes. The stone was sponsored by Andrew & Celia Maes as a memorial for Jerome Maes. Family and Friends were in attendance for the dedication.
A great talking circle gave way to many friends, family and visitors to speak words of thanks and praise for the stone recipients and the beautiful park The Highground has become over the years. A place for healing and education! Thank you for the support.
Visitors had the opportunity to also visit The Learning Center where a WWII Exhibit: Ghost Army is on display. What a wonderful day was had by all.
The Highground in Neillsville is a 148-acre manned veterans memorial park that pays tribute to the dead, and honors the survivors, their service, and their sacrifices. The Highground fulfills its mission of healing and education by bringing past lessons into our hopes for the future. We seek to have The Highground continue to be a focus of healing for all who come, regardless of the name of the battle which left the scars. The park includes tributes to veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as a National Native American Vietnam Memorial, a Meditation Garden, a handicap accessible treehouse, an exact replica of the Liberty Bell, Effigy Mound, a Learning Center (with a library) and 4 miles of hiking trails. Coming soon is the Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute! Located three miles west of Neillsville on US Hwy 10, the park is lighted and open to visitors year round 24 hours a day.
“More than for all veterans, more than for those who did not come back, The Highground is a place for all of us.” Incorporated in 1984 as the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc., this grass-roots effort continues only because of the dedication of countless individuals, families, organizations, and businesses who have given of their time, talents, and financial resources. Volunteers and Contributors are the Heart of The Highground. The Highground is a place for all of us.
Stone Placement Ceremonies are scheduled each month now through October. Contact The Highground at 715-743-4224 for more information.