The Highground to celebrate Veterans Day
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Highground Veterans Memorial Park will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11. At 10 a.m., the names of the 1,244 Wisconsin KIAs/MIAs in the Vietnam War, 877 names of the WI KIAs/MIAs in the Korean War, and over 150 names of those from WI who have died while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other regions through present day will be read and honored with the tolling of the Liberty Bell. This will
At 11 a.m., the Liberty Bell will be tolled and “Taps” will be played in special honor of the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I.
A Veterans Day ceremony will start at 1 p.m. in The Learning Center and there will be additional World War I German and United States military items on display courtesy of Troy Buddenhagen and The Highground Veterans Museum.
The Highground will be collecting items for homeless veterans and needy families from Nov. 1 – Dec. 1. Items needed include: disposable hand warmer and foot warmer packets; new socks, hats, and gloves; new or gently used winter outerwear, boots, mittens, and sleeping bags; and non-perishable food and toiletry items. These items can be brought to the The Learning Center between 9 a.m. – 5 .pm. any day of the week.
Please contact The Highground at 715-743-4224, [email protected], or go to thehighground.us for more information or to volunteer. The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd., Neillsville.