Veterans honored on Veterans Day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of people have gathered at ceremonies in Oklahoma City to honor the state's veterans on Veteran's Day.

Veterans of conflicts stretching from World War II to Iraq gathered at the 45th Infantry Division Museum Tuesday to honor the sacrifices of Oklahoma's servicemen and women.

The state's adjutant general, Major Gen. Harry M. "Bud" Wyatt III, says many Americans scorned Vietnam veterans when they returned from that conflict.

But Americans have since learned to separate the warrior from the war and honor their soldiers, even if they disagree politically with the war.

At a separate ceremony, hundreds of veterans and members of biker organizations gathered at Veterans Memorial Park near the state Capitol. Organizers urged them to honor veterans throughout the year, not just on Veterans Day.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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