Highground exhibition to honor those who served in Middle East

Highground exhibition to honor those who served in Middle East

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January 27, 2022


NEILLSVILLE – Those who served or have loved ones who served in the Middle East from the 1950s to present day are invited to add their stories to an exhibition being planned for June 11-Sept. 18.

The exhibition will include a timeline of the history of U.S. military involvement in the Middle East region, personal stories, uniforms,photographs, and other memorabilia

Within the exhibition, there will be a "Memorial to the Fallen" display remembering the Wisconsin lives that have been lost due to service beginning with Desert Storm.

This memorial will include lives lost due to the effects of post-traumatic stress and veteran suicide along with combat or active service-related deaths.

Individuals and organizations are invited to support this exhibition financially to help create the “Memorial to the Fallen”display. The memorial will be a permanent display at The Highground Museum,forever honoring these fallen service members. 

Each of them will be remembered with an individual framed8x10 photograph that will be displayed on a freestanding series of metal frame walls. The photographs will be accompanied by their service information and information/photos shared by their loved ones. There will also be displays of memorabilia, uniforms and general military campaign and PTS information.

A second identical display will be created specifically as a traveling exhibit.

For information about the exhibition and memorial project,sponsorship opportunities or to submit a story, contact Theresa by email at museum@thehighground.us or by phone at715-743-4224.

Families that have lost loved ones from outside of Wisconsin,during this period that they would like remembered are asked to contact Theresa as well.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd.,Neillsville.

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