More than 100 people were on hand in Kingston to pay tribute to veterans ranging from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
One of the speakers was Dr. Pat Powell, a World War II vet who was twice shot down in Europe and was held captive in Germany.
Nearby in Ardmore, the Veterans Center was the cornerstone for a Carter County observance. Local Boy Scouts and the Davis High School band also helped out. Guest speakers included Oklahoma Cabinet Secretary Norman Lamb.
The Grayson County Veteran Observance Ceremony is a long tradition in Sherman. Tuesday they laid a wreath on the war memorial at Fairview Park in remembrance of those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom. They also honored 80 local vets and prayed for those still fighting overseas.
Finally, we saw Veterans Day through the eyes of our future generations. Students at Fairview Elementary in Sherman learned what it means to be a veteran. While many of the children have relatives who are in the military, school officials thought Tuesday was the perfect day to teach these youngsters the history of Veterans Day. The students also recited the Pledge of Allegiance and had a moment of silence.
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Posted: 06/13/2013 - DURANT, Okla. -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University has scheduled Camp SE for June 23-24, July 21-22 and July 28-29 on campus.
Updated: 06/10/2013 - (LEONARD,TEXAS) -- Leonard residents are worried that piles of tires sitting at a vacant service shop are attracting mosquitoes and endagering their health