The Highground will recognize the International Day of Peace at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21, beginning with a minute of silence to create a “peace wave” around the world. A brief ceremony with music and readings from the public will be shared at The Highground Liberty Bell. This will be followed by the opportunity for attendees to sample recipes from around the world at The Highground Museum. In addition to exciting, diverse cultural foods, there will also be many dishes that have been Americanized as foreign favorites evolved in “the great melting pot” of the United States.
A display of 1,000 origami cranes, a “Senbazuru” symbol of peace, created and donated by volunteers, will be on display in The Highground Museum. The larger exhibition in the Museum is the U.S. Military in the Greater Middle East – 1950 to Present Day which includes over 400 military boots. Each boot is dedicated to a service member who died while serving or due to their service in the Greater Middle East from Desert Storm to present day. This exhibit honors those who served and reminds visitors of the human cost of war.
The public is invited to bring soil from their homes to lay on the Dove Effigy Mound and/or flowers to place around The Highground’s Peace Pole. After the ceremony, volunteers will be available to bring guests to the Dove Effigy Mound and the Peace Pole via golf carts and the Park’s trail system.
The Highground’s Day of Peace Event would not be possible without the generous collaboration of community members including Skip & Debbie Klabon, Tina Feiten, Pam Smith, Kathy Burnett, John Donahue and Thrivent.
For more information, send an email Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-743-4224.
The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456. thehighground.us.