Events

Ground Breaking for Phase One – May 25th, 2021

The ground breaking for the first Phase of the Vietnam project which is the wall was approved. Tuesday May 25th, ...
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Pappi’s Taqueria Food Truck Fundraiser – May 22nd, 2021

WI Vietnam War Memorial Fundraiser Saturday May 22nd, 2021 11am to 4pm Riverside Park 100 State Street La Crosse, WI ...
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3rd Annual Legacy Ride by the American Legion Riders of District #7

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8 AM – 6 PM La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson 1116 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska, Wisconsin ...
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News

Fort McCoy Color Guard

Flag Raising Ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial

On  October 20, 2021, the flags were dedicated and raised at the Wisconsin Vietnam War Memorial in La Crosse, WI ...
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WI Vietnam War Memorial progress through September 27, 2021 after dark

Progress Update on the WI Vietnam War Memorial

The WI Vietnam War Memorial in La Crosse is beginning to take shape. We will be dedicating the flags dedicating ...
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Groundbreaking for the Vietnam War Memorial

Groundbreaking for the Vietnam War Memorial

My name is Jordan Briskey I’m from Holmen, Wisconsin and I am currently a student at the Western Wisconsin Technical ...
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Jordan_BriskeyWhy does La Crosse not have a memorial honoring Vietnam Veterans?

A Junior at Holmen High School in Holmen, WI,  Jordan Briskey wondered and as a result, started this memorial project. In May of 2016, Jordan discovered La Crosse did not have a memorial for our Vietnam Veterans. This bothered him and he began doing some research. After contacting the La Crosse City Park and Recreation Department, Jordan learned they were developing  Veterans Freedom Park and were interested in his idea.

Jordan did extensive research about the Vietnam War. He met with the developer of The Highground Memorial in Neillsville, WI, After research and meetings, the memorial began to take shape. Mike Martino of La Crosse created the drawing from the information Jordan had compiled.

The WI Vietnam War Memorial will include:

  • Wi KIA (Killed in Action) Flag TributeLife size statues of soldiers from the Vietnam War
  • Names of the 1239 military personnel KIA (killed in action) will be engraved on the half circle wall
  • Pictures representing scenes of the war gathered from the soldiers Jordan  interviewed will be etched on the back of the main stone
  • Bronze stars representing each branch of the military will be located on the octagon pedestal below the battlefield memorial
  • The memorial is designed to allow specific stories and emotions from inspired actual Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans to be shared

How can you help?

Jordan with Don Weber-Retired Marine

Jordan with Don Weber, retired Marine who served in Vietnam War.

The WI Vietnam War Memorial will be built at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse in 2020.  The memorial will honor and remember our soldiers and families that sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. In order for this memorial to become a reality, $400,000 must be raised. You can help by donating. Every dollar helps us reach this goal and honor our Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans as they so deserve.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Inc. Fund has a non profit 501(C)(3) account set up with the Holmen Area Foundation to provide exempt services.

 

 

 

Events

Ground Breaking for Phase One – May 25th, 2021

The ground breaking for the first Phase of the Vietnam project which is the wall was approved. Tuesday May 25th, ...
Read More

Pappi’s Taqueria Food Truck Fundraiser – May 22nd, 2021

WI Vietnam War Memorial Fundraiser Saturday May 22nd, 2021 11am to 4pm Riverside Park 100 State Street La Crosse, WI ...
Read More

3rd Annual Legacy Ride by the American Legion Riders of District #7

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8 AM – 6 PM La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson 1116 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska, Wisconsin ...
Read More