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The City of Tulsa is a Veteran Friendly Community

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM
Mayor of Tulsa



November is the month of Veterans Day, and I’m grateful for all the men and women who faithfully served and defended our country with bravery, integrity, distinction and honor. Every veteran has made sacrifices to ensure the freedom of all American citizens and I deeply appreciate their dedicated service to this country. It’s also humbling to know that many veterans gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms that we all hold dear.

Here in Tulsa, we’re dedicated to building a city where our veterans are honored for their service and sacrifice with economic opportunities, quality healthcare and the support of the community. Through our community partnerships, we are building a city where veterans thrive.

Earlier this year, Force 50 Foundation, a statewide foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for veterans, recognized the City of Tulsa as the winner of the Veteran Friendly Community Award. The criteria for this award was based on our community involvement, veteran friendliness in hiring and volunteer practices, as well as the level of veteran resources that are available to residents.

The Force 50 Foundation said the City of Tulsa’s dedication to military service members, as well as veterans and their families played a vital role in Tulsa’s selection. The City of Tulsa leads the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council and is a supporting partner of the Tulsa Community Service Council’s Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma and Oklahoma Veteran Connections.

Please know we will continue our work to grow a strong and robust network for military personnel, veterans and their families as we cultivate meaningful employment opportunities in Tulsa.

Our nation observes Veterans Day with celebrations and parades honoring our military members and veterans. This year is the 100th Veterans Day in Tulsa. It marks the 100th anniversary of the nations’ first Veterans Day, or Armistice Day, as it was originally called, marking the end of World War I in 1918.

Our great city celebrates “100 Years of Honor and Service” with the Veterans Day Parade which starts at the Williams Green area on Third Street at Boston Avenue between the Hyatt Regency and the Performing Arts Center.

Thank you for celebrating, honoring and thanking our veterans for their amazing and selfless service. Freedom isn’t free, but it’s worth fighting for – and for that we are most grateful.

Updated 11-16-2018

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