The Highground hosted their first ever Veterans Organization Open House under beautiful blue skies on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Among the many guests welcomed to the Park were Wes Porter with the Veterans Center in LaCrosse, John Howell with the Veterans Center in Madison, representatives from the Marine Corps League, and multiple VFW and American Legion posts from across Wisconsin. Volunteers and supporters throughout the community made the event complete.
Executive Director Chris Pettis mingled with visitors to share experiences and discuss new opportunities, including more ways to come together to better serve the Veteran community. Theresa Herbert, Museum Coordinator, was available to provide tours for first-time visitors to the Park.
With onsite and outreach initiatives, The Highground looks forward to continuing to network with Veterans organizations—to maintain those important relationships as well as create new connections.
The Highground staff extends a big thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with planning for this event and to Sweet Retreat based in Loyal for delivering the treats.