Wild Rose American Legion Daniel Dopp Post 370 Veterans Memorial (Corner of Hwy 22/G & H)
Over 13 years ago Post 370 took possession of a Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra attack helicopter from Arizona that was acquired through a government program. Our mission was to place the helicopter as a Veterans Memorial in the community.
The Wild Rose Post 370 then appealed to the Wild Rose community to help raise the $25,000 needed to complete the veteran’s memorial site. By 2018, volunteers, the Wild Rose community and many businesses and contractors made the memorial site a reality. The memorial sits on land leased from the Wild Rose Lions Club.
The focal point of the Memorial is a restored vintage Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra Attack helicopter used during the Vietnam War and includes a US flag, flags of our armed forces, and a Pow flag. There is a disabled friendly walk of honor where veterans, families, businesses and the community have purchased bricks to honor veterans and support the memorial site. There is a brass bell made from expended brass shells and casings used during the Vietnam war and people visiting the site are encouraged to ring the bell to honor those who died and served. The site also includes a free-standing library which houses a registration book and forms to purchase bricks or donate money to support the memorial site.
You may also purchase a brick for the memorial site by going to: http://wildroseamericanlegion.donationbricks.com
If you want to make a monetary donation for the memorial site, click on the donation form below.
All visitors are welcome to come and spend time to remember loved ones who died or served our great country. Please feel free to register when you visit.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth, the sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans
On June 9, 1918, Daniel G. Dopp of Wild Rose, Wisconsin, a US army veteran, was killed in action during WWI. According to the US Army Burial Administration, Daniel was buried near where he died in the Belleau Woods in France. On January 10, 1928 the Dan Dopp Post 370 in Wild Rose was chartered to honor our fallen hero.
Daniel Dopp Post 370 Wild Rose meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Legion Hall, 545 Front Street. Post 370 activities include: Color guard, honor guard, funeral guard, poppy sales, assisting local veterans in need, maintaining our Veterans memorial site, Badger Boy and Girl funding, American Legion Americanism oratory contests, Legion Baseball, Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day programs, participating in Wild Rose Days other local parades and fund raisers. If you are a veteran living in the Wild Rose area and beyond, and are not a member of any legion post, please come and meet with your fellow brothers and sisters who have served. A social hour follows our regular meeting.
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