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Maggie Mae concert benefits tribute

3:26 PM, Apr. 23, 2013  |  Comments
Maggie Mae and The Heartland Country Band benefit concert raised awareness and funds for The Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park.
Maggie Mae and The Heartland Country Band benefit concert raised awareness and funds for The Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park.
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Maggie Mae and The Heartland Country Band performed to a full house at the Pittsville School Auditorium on April 6.

The concert, sponsored in part by Hardees, was held as a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for The Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute, which is being constructed at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville. This tribute will honor service men and women who served in conflicts in and around the Persian Gulf region, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans of these conflicts, their families and loved ones as well as all visitors to The Highground, will be able to walk through the outdoor tribute and use it as a place of healing and remembrance.

Maggie Mae and The Heartland Country Band gave a high energy, crowd-pleasing performance, which included a very heartfelt dedication of songs to our veterans and current service members.

After intermission, Kirk Rodman, volunteer general manager of The Highground, presented Maggie Mae with a Friends of The Highground Award to honor her service to The Highground. Persian Gulf Tribute committee members, Celeste Kaufman, Amanda Hensiak and Connie Braun also presented Maggie Mae with a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her efforts benefiting the Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute.

Concert attendees were able to view a mock-up 3D display of the Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute. They also learned of the many valuable roles that The Highground plays by bringing educational and meaningful exhibits to Wisconsin; aiding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment groups with materials and support; providing a safe, respectful place to honor and remember our veterans and fallen service men and women; and providing a haven for veterans, their families, and visitors to heal and remember.

For more information on the Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute and on upcoming Highground events, go to www.thehighground.org or call 715-743-4224.

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