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

National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“The Forgotten Warrior”

 
 
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By Keith L, May 3, 2009
1. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. This memorial statue was envisioned to serve as a touchstone where the quiet tears of unresolved grief from mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends could be shed in an honorific setting and be strengthened by the groundswell of pride that their departed loved ones stand in an elite company of Native American warriors who fought in America's longest and costliest undeclared war. "The Forgotten Warrior" stands forth symbolically to uphold an memorialize the honor of those Native American warrior casualties as a lasting tribute to their sacrifices made in the script of commitment commingled with uncertainty, and strength empowered by purity.
Dedicated September 16, 1995

Symbolic Elements of This Memorial
The red granite block supporting the statuary represents the blood spilled by our wounded and all those who gave their lives in the supreme sacrifice. Weighing ten tons, it bespeaks the burden of trauma and readjustment problems endemic to their experiences. Soft crystalline emanations from the white quartz circle amplifies the spiritual purity of their departed souls in the Great Spirit's afterlife. While the square edifice symbolizes the four comers of the earth as well as the fact that they did not flee from governmental dictates during that unpopular era when agonizing
National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 3, 2009
2. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
warfare was ablaze in the Republic of South Vietnam.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 44° 33.935′ N, 90° 39.986′ 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 Veterans Memorial Park. 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. The Korean War Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Women Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilroy Was Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Women Airforce Service Pilots Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fragments (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark County Moraines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neillsville Post Office (approx. 3.5 miles away); Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Neillsville.
 
More about this marker. Harry Whitehorse, Madison sculptor and World War II veteran, created this bronze sculpture.
 
Also see . . .  The Highground.
National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 3, 2009
3. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"The Highground is honored to have been chosen as the home of The National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Unanimous approval for this decision was given at the annual Congress of Native American Indians held in Denver, CO in 1994." (Submitted on March 8, 2010.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNative AmericansWar, Vietnam
 
National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 3, 2009
4. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
5. National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Native American Soldier Holding Eagle Feather Staff Photo, Click for full size
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2014
6. Native American Soldier Holding Eagle Feather Staff
 
 
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