The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. will serve as a non-profit educational resource for the community regarding the service of America's veterans. The park is dedicated to the documentation and communication of the service of all American Veterans from the American Revolution to the present. It will serve as a gathering place for veterans groups to meet and share their experience of past service together and to surrounding Independent School Districts.
The showpieces of the park are the Living Walls in honor of veterans past and present and a permanent 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Monument in Washington DC.
The goal of this park is to construct a 30,000 square foot museum to honor veterans and their service to America. Through
permanent and changing exhibits, educational programs and community outreach, the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park
will pay tribute and remembrance to the battles and people from the American Revolution to the present.
...Read more at the History page
October 12th at 1:00 pm, the Viet Nam Motorcycle Clubs from all over Oklahoma will be riding to the Veterans Park to see the benches their group purchased for the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Looking forward to their visit to the park!
Also, we are gearing up for the Veterans Day events with our Legacy Award Banquet and the Veterans Day Ceremonies. Please see our Events page for links to more information.
Woodring Wall of Honor Accepted Into "Top 10 Artifacts: Saving Oklahoma's Heritage" Program
The Woodring Wall of Honor was recognized for its work to preserve and protect the Woodring Wall of Honor Vietnam War Memorial and was accepted into the "Top 10 Artifacts: Saving Oklahoma's Heritage" program in a May Day ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol...
Details are on the News page
A Soldier Died Today
He was getting old and paunchy
and his hair was falling fast
And he sat around the Legion
telling stories of the past,
Of a war that he had fought in
and the deeds that he had done
In his exploits with his buddies;
they were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors,
his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened,
for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
for old Bob has passed away
And the world's a little poorer,
for a soldier died today.
No he won't be mourned by many,
just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary
very quiet sort of life,
He held a job and raised a family,
quietly going on his way;
And the world won't note his passing;
'tho a soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing
and proclaim that they were great,
Papers tell of their life stories
from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier
goes unnoticed, and unsung.
The ordinary soldier,
who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal,
and perhaps a pension small.
It's so easy to forget them,
for it was so long ago
They won the battle for our freedom
our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger
with your enemies at hand,
Would you want the man who would defend
his country to the end?
He was just a common soldier
and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us,
we may need his like again.
If we cannot do him honor
while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
that we can post to say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.