ARDMORE, Okla. -- Residents in Ardmore honored some of the state's most decorated veterans today by inducting them into the Hall Of Honor in the Military Memorial Museum.
It was an historic day for the Ardmore Military Museum, and a very special day for some American heroes. Consisting of five veterans, Monday’s class was the largest group ever to be inducted into the Hall of Honor.
Now they will be permanently memorialized.
The five servicemen are all from southern Oklahoma. All served in either World War II or the Vietnam War, with many of them seeing action in three wars.
They are among some of America’s most decorated veterans. Some received World War II victory medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
This is the largest event in the museum's 20-year history. Museum representatives say they usually only induct one veteran per year, but this year five were nominated, and they say they couldn't turn those heroes down.
"It’s a wonderful feeling to recognize veterans who have done so much for this country its great for the museum where we are able to recognize these people and put on display their background of the contribution they have made to society," said Admiral Wesley Hull , NOAA retired.
If you'd like to nominate a local serviceman or woman for induction into the Hall Of Fame, you can contact the military memorial at the Ardmore Historical Museum.