It was a beautiful, sunny day for remembering our fallen.
The victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack were honored and respectfully remembered in a 40-minute program at Washington Irving Park in Bixby.
The Patriot Golf Day, held at the Patriot Golf Club in Stone Canyon near Owasso, was held on Memorial Day as it has been the past several years. Patriot Golf has been the centerpiece of patriots joining the Patriot cause and continually stands out as the number one source of revenue to help raise funds for families of fallen veterans.
The Wealaka Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was pleased to present a bronze medal to deserving cadet SSgt Kylie Ishmael at the Bixby High School Marine Corps JROTC 2018 Awards Ceremony.
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Chris Bishop from Owasso, communicates between the bridge and the mooring stations using a sound-powered telephone aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard ( 6) as the ship arrives at White Beach Naval Facility for a scheduled port visit. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova.)
The mission of the Coffee Bunker is to “To offer opportunities that support our service members and veterans toward successful reintegration with their families and communities.”
A Tulsa sailor from Information Warfare Training Command () Virginia Beach was recognized for his volunteer firefighting service during a Suffolk, Virginia, awards ceremony in October.
Neighbors living in a cul-de-sac in the Minshall Park neighborhood in midtown-south Tulsa annually paint a look-alike of the U.S. flag on their street in remembrance of American veterans. From left are Rick Bahlinger, Nick Ede and Jim Heatherman. The neighbors started the tradition in the early 2000s when one of Heatherman’s sons was returning from duty in the Middle East. Heatherman, a Vietnam veteran and a former U.S. Marine officer, has four sons. Three of his sons are also U.S. Marine officers, and the fourth works for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Changes are coming to the Military History Museum, 112 N. Main St., in Broken Arrow in the form of a name change and a broadening of its scope.
As a direct descendent of a U.S wartime veteran, Bishop Kelley senior Matthew Hanisch has been selected to receive a $20,000 college scholarship through the Samsung-American Legion program.
The Military History Museum, 112 N. Main Street in Broken Arrow, will conduct its first book signing event on Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the museum, which is a 501©(3) organization. All books will be available for sale.
SENDING SUPPORT: Members of the Wealaka Chapter of (Daughters of the American Revolution) package items to send to female soldiers currently serving in Kuwait.
The Oklahoma Honor Flights took 87 veterans to Washington, D.C. for a one-day trip to visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites on Sept. 10. Oklahoma Honor Flights is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network and this was its 18th flight from Oklahoma and seventh from Tulsa.
The American Legion hosted a Memorial Day service at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa May 26 honoring those who have served and died protecting the nation’s freedom. Pictured are Tulsans David and Joan Blankenship flanked by guest speaker Brig. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland and Master of Ceremonies Col. Scott W. Stratton. Brig. Gen. Kirkland is Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker Air Force Base.
The Folds of Honor Foundation has partnered with Ebonite to launch Patriot Bowling Day at bowling centers nationwide during Presidents Day weekend (Feb. 14-17). During the four-day period, the foundation will collect donations and host events to help fund educational scholarships for the families of those killed or disabled while serving the U.S.
GRATITUDE TO VETERANS: Veteran Marquise Debouse, second from left, stands in front of the refurbished car, a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, that he received from an Institute of Technology (OSUIT) automotive class and the nonprofit organization Cars 4 Heroes.