Veterans Gather for a Special Night of Rememberance

By: Brian Dummer Email
By: Brian Dummer Email

Veterans from across the state gathered for a special night of remembrance at the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville Sunday.

Candles were lit and names were read to keep the memory alive of those that made the ultimate sacrifice. The Highground is the temporary home of the Traveling Wall of Remembrance and Traveling Wall that Heals. These walls list the names of those service members killed in the line of duty and missing in action during the Vietnam era, as well as those killed from the Gulf War up to present. For Vietnama era Army vet, Leon Meidam, healing is continuous.

"It's steps at a time, you know," said Meidam. "You're not going to have peace or find a way that is peaceful until you deal with it."

The walls will be disassembled Monday before being carried to their next temporary home in Sheboygan.

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