Veterans Day Ceremonies Scheduled In Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - November 11, 2013 6:39 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Several Veterans Day ceremonies are scheduled across Oklahoma.

Monday’s events include activities at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma City and Enid.

Gov. Mary Fallin and Vietnam POW Col. Lee Ellis will speak during an event at Woodring Airport in Enid. Fort Sill will host a ceremony at McNair Hall.

A ceremony is also planned at Southeast High School’s gymnasium in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Air National Guard Col. David Burgy will speak during the 45th Infantry Division ceremony at the Oklahoma Military Department in Oklahoma City.

Veterans Day began as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. The name was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize those who served in all American wars.


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