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Highground celebrates 30th anniversary with Memorial Day program

The Highground veterans memorial park near Neillsville, WI
The Highground veterans memorial park near Neillsville, WI

NEILLSVILLE, WI (WSAU) -- Monday’s Memorial Day observance at The Highground near Neillsville marked the 30th anniversary of the popular veterans’ memorial.

Event coordinator Teresa Hebert says they had a full schedule, which included a welcome for motorcycle rally riders from across the Midwest.

Hebert says the playing of Taps, Color Guards, bagpipes, The Highgrounds “Big Map of the Vietnam War”, and a number of featured speakers were part of the day’s events. One of the program speakers was Celeste Kaufman from Colby, who is a Gold Star Mother. Her son, Charles Kaufman, was killed in action in Iraq.” The Highground Veterans Memorial Park is just west of Neillsville on Highway 10.