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Memorial Day Tribute at Veteran’s Memorial


The Memorial Day Program at the Grady County Veterans Memorial located on the west side of Shannoan Springs Park will be held on Memorial Day, May 31st 2021 at 11:00 am. If inclement weather the program will be moved inside to the Chickasha Elks Lodge, 1818 West Country Club Road.
 Webster’s dictionary definition of memorial is “belonging to memory, something as a monument or a holiday, designed or established to preserve the memory of a person or event” Whereas, the definition of Memorial Day is “A United States holiday observed on the last Monday in May in honor of servicemen and women killed in war”. And to memorialize is “To commemorate, to present a memorial to”.
 As Americans, we owe a great debt to these men and women. So often we forget that it is only by them that we are able to live our lifestyles because they have fought to give us our rights. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice, by laying down their life for us. It is on this federal holiday that we stop and reflect on
the bravery and courage that has been given so that we can live in a democratic country with personal freedoms.
 I have often heard this story but do not know who originally wrote it, but I feel a need to share it with you; “A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of, Up To and Including My Life”.
 Least we owe these wonderful soldiers who are family members, friends, co-workers, school classmates or someone you have never known a day of respect for their service to our country.
 Please stop and reflect on the true meaning of the day and to reach out to a veteran and give them the thanks that they so deserve.
 The Chickasha Elks Lodge #2125 will be serving the traditional dinner of Ham, Cheese Potatoes, Green Beans and desert to all Veterans and their families following the program.
IF YOU LOVE YOUR FREEDOMS, THANK A VETERAN!
Sherri K Lewis, Founder & President
Oklahoma Veterans Recognition Committee

Grady County Veterans

*ACTION, IVAN L.
*ADAIR, JOHN D.
*ADKINS, AUBREY J.
*ALEXANDER, CECIL ROBERTS
*ALEXANDER, ROBRET E.
*ANGLIN, WOODROW W.
*ATKINS, CLARENCE R.
*AUST, RICHARD W.

*BADGETT, DALE L.
*BALL, RANDOLPH H.
*BARNARD, THOMAS WALTER
*BASE, MILLARD B.
*BASINGER. BLUE L.
*BAZE, ROY E.
*BEESON, JESSE J.
*BENNETT, ROBERT E.
*BIGGS, CLARE W.
*BIRD, ROGER H
*BLANCHARD, R. B.
*BLEDSOE, BURT
*BOLLMAN, ROBERT VINSON
*BOND, LESLIE A.
*BOND, TOMMY ALLEN
*BONDI CHARLES NICK
*BOYDATON, ELZY R.
*BREES, JOHNNY G.
*BRIDGES, MILTON L.
*BROWN, CHARLES P.
*BROWN, GEORGE F.
*BRYAN, JOSEPH P.
*Bryant, Russell
*BUCHANAN, GEORGE E.
*BUCK, ROY E.
*BURNES, ROBERT W.
*BURTSCHI, MARTIN P.
*BUSBY, ODAR A.
*BYRUM, ALVIN FETZER

*CALDWELL, JESSE R.
*CALDWELL, JOHN B., JR.
*CHITWOOD, TATE W.
*CLARK, BURNEY H.
*COATS, MELVIN L.
*COLEY, CHARLES E.
*COOLEY, JAMES M.
*CORLEY, DON LEROY
*CRABTREE, ARTHUR W.
*CROSSER, OSCER R.

*DAVIDSON, GRADY L.
*DOBRY, THOMAS E.
*DUKE, DOUGLAS OVYLE
*DUNAWAY, RAY F.
*DUNGEN, GEORGE
*DUNLAP, RUBEN W.
*FAULCONER. HALE H.
*FINLAY. MEARL A.
*FOLSOM, MERLE
*FONDREN, CARVILL
*FORSTON, BERNARD K.
*FOX, DANIEL C.
*FRONEBERGER, L. D., JR.
*Gill, Steven
*GILLENWATER S. H. LEROY
*Graham, Wiley Jr
*GRIFFITH, ALVIE K.
*GRIMES, CHARLES A.

*HARDEN, EDGAR
*HARDY. WALTER BARNETT
*HARRELL. JULIS C.
*HEDGECOCK. HERBERT C.
*HEILMAN. DANIEL B.
*HILL. LON A.
*HINRICHSEN. ALFRED H.
*HORTON. LOUIE C.
*HOWELL. WILLIAM H.
*HUGHES. SAMUEL J.
*HURST. RAYMOND T.

*JOHNSON, JAMES A.
*JOHNSTON, JAMES A.
*JONES, CHARLES EDWARD
*JONES, HARRY M.

*KAYSER, JOHN
*KETTLER, JIMMY B.
*KINDER, PEGGY C.
*KING, WOODROW C.
*KORTY, GEORGE L., JR

*LEARD, EARNEST F.
*LILES, LEM
*LITTLE, JOSEPH A.
*LYNCH, RANDLE RAY

*MASTERS, CONNER M.
*MAYES, CHARLEY A.
*McGEE. ISOM
*MCKEE. MARION G.
*MERIDETH. HUELL E.
*MILLER. GALTON
*MOORE, JOHN
*MORRIS, WILLIAM AUBRY
*MORROW, ANDY, L.
*MUNSELL, ROY LEE
*MYERS, FRANKS J.

*NEILL, SAMUEL C.
*NEWBERRY, SAM
*NORWOOD, WALTER R.
*ODEM, WILLIE E.
*OGLE, LEWIS M.
*ORR, RAY F.
*PATE, WILARD F.
*PATTY, LEO R.
*PHILLIPS, HORACE L.
*PIERSON, JULIAN
*PRINCE, MYCAL LEE
*PRITCHETT, SAMUEL H.
*PUELIAM, CLARENCE

*REED, ROY LEE
*REEDER, JAMES EDVWARD
*RINEHART HARRY W.
*RIVAS JOHNNIE M.
*ROBERSON, LOUIE
*RODGERS, BIELY GENE
*ROLLINS, EDWARD EARL
*ROOKER, STANLEY IRVIN
*RUSH, MARION A.

*SCHULTE, JOSEPH P.
*SEABERRY, GEORGE E.
*SHELBY, ELMO B.
*SHERMAN, CLEMENT W.
*SHEPHARD, OLLIE
*SITTON, JAMES M.
*SMITH, AUBREY C.
*SMITH, BILL H.
*SOUTHERN, BILLY W.
*STEELE, WALTER EDWIN
*STEWART, ELMER RAY

*TAYLOR, BILLIE EUGENE
*TAYLOR, EARL R.
*TEETERS, ROBERT JOHN
*THOMPSON, BUDDY W., JR.
*TIMKEN, LOUIS G.
*TRESOR, LOUIS A.
*TURNER, EDWARD LEON
*TURNER, WILLIAM W.

*VIDANA, GILBERT

*WALLACE, SACHSE
*WARD RICHARD B.
*WARE, HUCH H.
*WASSON ORAN L.
*WHITE, MELVIN B.
*WILLIAMS, T. J.
*WILSON, NOLAN H.
*WOOD, ARLTON H.
*WOODWORTH, SAMUEL A.
*WOODY, BRYCE M.

*YATES, MELVIN O.
*YOUNG, BOBBY EUGENE
*YOUNGBLOOD, MORRIS J.