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The Highground Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2020
November 2, 2020
The Highground Veterans Memorial Park
W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI, 54456, United States
2020 Highground Veterans Day Ceremony at The Highground, Neillsville, Wisconsin

High above surrounding territory (hence the name), The Highground Veterans Memorial Park serves as one of the nation’s finest tribute locations for American military veterans. The Highground Veterans Day Ceremony takes place Wednesday, November 11th. Due to COVID-19 mandates and safety precaution steps, this event will be held outdoors and the total length will be determined in part by weather.

THe Highground Veterans Day Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10am; the Wisconsin KIA/MIA/POW names from WWII to present day will be read and honored with the tolling of The Highground Liberty Bell. With all present and accounted for, the Thorp VFW Post #9057 will present Colors on the Plaza at 11am. Also at 11am, you can hear guest speaker Betty Sitler, wife of Harold “Red” Sitler, who was captured at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War and for three years was held there as a POW.

In conjunction with Mrs. Sitler’s presentation, you are invited to explore The Highground Museum’s “We Were There: Korea” exhibit, a truly unforgettable experience.

Veteran support and services will be onsite for continued resources. Coffee and cookies will be served.

For questions about the ceremony, please contact Bonnie at or call 715-743-4224.

The Highground is an incredible place to visit any time of year; its 155 acres are staffed at pay tribute to the fallen while honoring the survivors, their service, and their sacrifices. The park includes 15 tributes, four miles of hiking trails, a gift shop, and a museum. Throughout the year, the park hosts a variety of events including Veterans retreats and reunions, military vehicle expos, motorcycle rides and an annual bike tour. The campus itself overlooks surrounding territory across the land and hills of rural Clark County and beyond, offering views of 20-30 miles on some clear days.

You’ll find The Highground along U.S. 10 just west Neillsville; Highway 73 also brings you to Neillsville, within a few miles of The Highground.

Highground Veterans Day Ceremony Address:

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park
W7031 Ridge Road (U.S. 10)
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-4244

Veterans Day Ceremony 2020 at The Highground, Neillsville, Wisconsin

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