WILSON, Okla. -- Many of our troops miss life's special moments to fight for our freedom overseas.
For four Wilson men, one of those moments was their graduation, but they made up for it Thursday night.
Signing up to serve their country bought them a ticket to war overseas, and that meant missing high school graduation.
But Thursday night was their night.
Oklahoma law enables those who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to receive their diploma if they were honorably discharged from any branch of the armed forces.
For these men, that little piece of paper meant the world to them.
They've witnessed more in their lives than the 37 other Wilson graduates could ever imagine.
Graduation was scheduled for Skinny Stewart Stadium, but the rain forced officials to move it inside.
This was Wilson’s first time to honor veterans in this way but officials say it won't be the last.