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Sunshine Ushered In The Highground’s First International Day of Peace


The Highground recognized the International Day of Peace on Monday, Sept. 21 with an “open community” event at the Dove Mound Tribute.
Poetry, messages of Peace and songs (sung by Deb Esselman) were included in the program. There was also a special remembrance of Gerald Filippi, KIA Vietnam September 21, 1970.
A display of origami cranes, a symbol of peace, was placed near the Dove for the program.  Origami cranes will continue to be crafted and collected with the goal of creating a display featuring 1,000 cranes that will be included in a December 2021 healing exhibit on remembering the cost of war.

The public is invited to create and donate origami cranes made with 6” origami or craft paper to be a part of the 2021 exhibit. For more information about this wonderful project, contact Theresa at museum@thehighground.us or call 715-743-4224.


The Earthen Dove Effigy Mound was created at the Park to remember and honor all POW/MIA and KIA. The Dove has also become a powerful source of inspiration for peace. Visit the Dove Tribute page for more information.

The Highground Museum is located at W7031 Ridge Road in Neillsville Wisconsin.