Three Wausau Red Granite columns stand 22, 26 and 30 feet high and represent those killed in action, prisoners of war/missing in action, and those returned home.
The five granite benches behind the columns symbolize the five branches of the military. The eleven granite posts encircling the memorial signify each officially recognized year of the Vietnam War. The inner circle of bricks is reserved for those who served in the Vietnam War. The outer circle is for veterans of other wars and conflicts or for anyone who wishes to show their respect and support.
Commemorative bricks are available for purchase through the War Memorial Center office. Bricks are engraved with the name of the veteran or individual and dedicated on Memorial Day.
Vietnam War veterans are honored in the inner circle of bricks and the outer circle is for veterans of other wars and conflicts or for anyone who wishes to show their respect and support for the United States military, veterans, servicemen and women or the War Memorial Center.
Bricks are installed once a year; in 2020 they will be installed in September. The brick order deadline is July 15th, 2020. Bricks purchased after this date will be installed in May of 2021.