National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial

National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial (HMJQD)

Location: Neillsville, WI 54456 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 33.935', W 90° 39.986'

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"The Forgotten Warrior"

This memorial statue was envisioned to serve as a touchstone where the quiet tears of unresolved grief from mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends could be shed in an honorific setting and be strengthened by the groundswell of pride that their departed loved ones stand in an elite company of Native American warriors who fought in America's longest and costliest undeclared war. "The Forgotten Warrior" stands forth symbolically to uphold an memorialize the honor of those Native American warrior casualties as a lasting tribute to their sacrifices made in the script of commitment commingled with uncertainty, and strength empowered by purity.
Dedicated September 16, 1995

Symbolic Elements of This Memorial
The red granite block supporting the statuary represents the blood spilled by our wounded and all those who gave their lives in the supreme sacrifice. Weighing ten tons, it bespeaks the burden of trauma and readjustment problems endemic to their experiences. Soft crystalline emanations from the white quartz circle amplifies the spiritual purity of their departed souls in the Great Spirit's afterlife. While the square edifice symbolizes the four comers of the earth as well as the fact that they did not flee from governmental dictates during that unpopular era when agonizing warfare was ablaze in the Republic of South Vietnam.
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HM NumberHMJQD
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed1995
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 685306 N 4937342
Decimal Degrees44.56558333, -90.66643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 33.935', W 90° 39.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 33' 56.10" N, 90° 39' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7073-7091 W Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456, US
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