The Highground Veterans Memorial Park hosted a well-received Grand Opening for the We Were There: Korea exhibit on September 19, 2020, outside The Highground Museum, following the late morning Korean Honor Stone Placement Ceremony.
The Highground was honored to have the family members of Medal of Honor Recipients Einar Ingman Jr. and Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. in attendance. The families and Einar’s medals were escorted into The Highground prior to the opening ceremony.
Einar’s daughters Mary and Karen along with Mitchell’s daughter Annita shared the stories of their fathers’ heroic service during the Korean War which earned them the Medal of Honor. Korean Veterans and their families enjoyed the exhibit and sharing their service stories with each other. It was touching to see how much the exhibit meant to the Veterans and their families. The excitement of the children present about seeing their grandpa’s/papa’s photos and learning about their service was priceless and what these exhibits are all about—ensuring that future generations never forget our Veterans and their history.
We Were There: Korea offers an unforgettable visit and wonderful learning experience for Veterans, families, history buffs and school-age children alike. This exhibit will be on display until November 29th. After that date, it will be available for loan to other venues interested in hosting it.
We Were There: Korea is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and other generous donors.
The Highground Museum, located at W7031 Ridge Road in Neillsville Wisconsin, is open daily from 10am–5pm. All exhibits and activities are accessible and appropriate for all ages.
For more information about this exhibit, contact June Abrahamson at 715-743-4224 or by email to WeWereThere@thehighground.us. For more information about the Museum, contact Theresa at email@example.com. For event information and more, visit our Calendar of Events area.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.
PHOTO GALLERY: We Were there: Korea Grand Opening and Korean Honor Stone Placement Ceremonies