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Near Neillsville in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kilroy Was Here

 
 
Kilroy Was Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 3, 2009
1. Kilroy Was Here Marker
west side
Inscription. During World War II this was a symbol for the American serviceman. Any place in the world where one of them went he would see it. It was found in restrooms, on trucks, tanks, ships, bombed out walls, and almost any place it could be painted, penned, scratched, or chalked. Even during an invasion or battle, someone would leave this symbol where those following would see it. It was a symbol of courage, pride, encouragement, and very definitely a morale booster. That is why it was selected to represent all the service personnel who served in World War II all around the world. This is a loving memorial embracing all who served during the World War II years from 1940 through 1945.
 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 44° 33.922′ N, 90° 40.03′ W. Marker is near Neillsville, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Road 0.4 miles west of Clark Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at The Highground – Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville WI 54456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women Airforce Service Pilots Monument (here, next to this marker); The Korean War Tribute
Kilroy Was Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
2. Kilroy Was Here Marker
World War II Globe
(within shouting distance of this marker); Women Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fragments (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark County Moraines (approx. 0.4 miles away); The White Pine in Neillsville History (approx. 3.1 miles away); Neillsville Post Office (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Neillsville.
 
More about this marker. Originally a memorial to Vietnam War veterans, The Highground now includes memorials to veterans of other wars.
 
Also see . . .  The Globe. "Dedicated in 1993, the stainless-steel globe represents the broad reach of the conflict and the world's involvement in this war which touched every continent in some way. Stained glass campaign ribbons are mounted in their appropriate locations representing the various theaters of action." (Submitted on May 4, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMilitaryWar, World II
 
In Memory of All Who Served in World War II image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 25, 2010
3. In Memory of All Who Served in World War II
south side
In Memory of All Who Served in World War II image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
4. In Memory of All Who Served in World War II
south side
Pacific Theater image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 25, 2010
5. Pacific Theater
north side
Pacific Theater image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
6. Pacific Theater
north side
European Theater image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 25, 2010
7. European Theater
east side
European Theater image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
8. European Theater
east side
World War II Globe image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
9. World War II Globe
Nearby Gold Star Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
10. Nearby Gold Star Tribute
Nearby Mourning Dove Effigy Mound image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
11. Nearby Mourning Dove Effigy Mound
 
 
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