Near Neillsville in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial
“The Forgotten Warrior”
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
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. Touch 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); The White Pine in Neillsville History (approx. 3.1 miles away); Neillsville Post Office (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on March 8, 2010.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Native Americans • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2010, by Nick Hansen of Lake Ozark, Missouri. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.