WOODRING WALL OF HONOR and VETERANS PARK

"To Remember, Honor, Educate, and Heal"

About Us

On May 29th, 2000, the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. was dedicated to the veterans with an estimated fifteen hundred supporters on hand. The City of Enid, together with the Woodring Wall of Honor Committee, delivered a historic dedication ceremony. The dream and vision of the Veterans Park, located at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid, Oklahoma, was officially open to the public.

The Veterans Park serves as a permanent tribute to the past, present, and future veterans of the United States Military who have provided unselfish and honorable service to this country. These are the men and women who built this country, saved it from aggression many times, and continue to protect it and the principles of freedom on which it was founded.

Throughout history, and still today, there have been ordinary individuals who rose from the fields of Oklahoma to give their lives for this country. All of them gave something and some of them gave everything. There is no greater devotion...

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To ensure preservation and growth, we must first appreciate freedom for what it is now, remembering every day that freedom is not automatic; it has been earned, by others, and should be cherished by us today.

On Memorial Day of 2003, a segment of the Woodring Wall of Honor was dedicated to three of Oklahoma's fallen heroes. The names of Rick Husband, NASA astronaut (who took his flight training at Vance AFB, Enid, OK), Tommy Blair, Tulsa resident, KIA Iraq, and Jerod Dennis, Idabel resident, KIA Afghanistan, were engraved on the wall. Their families traveled to Enid to be a part of the Memorial Day Ceremonies to view the dedication of the stone which honored their nephew and sons.

Since that date, over 120 Oklahomans have been honored.

Hours

The park is currently open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week, for all who wish to visit.

Location

Enid Woodring Regional Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located four miles southeast of the central business district of Enid, a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma. It is also referred to as Woodring Airport and was formerly known as Enid Woodring Municipal Airport. It is mostly used for military training flights based at Vance Air Force Base. Enid was the first city in Oklahoma to have a municipally owned airport. The airport was dedicated in 1928, and built on 80 acres of land donated by a citizen backed by the American Legion, and Enid passed a $50,000 bond, making it the first city in Oklahoma to use bonds to fund an airport.

Outdoors is the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, which honors Oklahoma veterans. Ceremonies are held annually on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. A permanent addition of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall and a Veteran's Museum are part of a strategic plan to honor veterans at the park. The Red Dirt Run of Honor is held each year to promote patriotism and remember Oklahoma's Fallen Heroes.

The location of the Veterans Park is 1026 South 66th Street, Enid, Oklahoma.

Several major roadways provide access to The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park:

Traveling from the North or South: Use Interstate 35

  • Turn West on 412 Highway to 66th Street
  • Turn South on 66th Street to entrance of Woodring Airport.

Traveling from the East or West: Use Highway 412

  • Located five miles east of Enid, Oklahoma
  • Turn South on 66th Street to entrance of Woodring Airport.

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Parking

Cars

Parking is available on the Commander side street during park hour times, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily. Parking lots at the Woodring Airport Terminal and Autry Technology Center provide additional parking.

Buses

Bus parking is primarily available on Commander Street.

Woodring Wall of Honor Parking Lot

The Woodring Wall of Honor Parking Lot is currently under construction.

Special Events Parking

Each year, the Woodring Wall of Honor and other organizations hold special events which may have additional parking information. Please see the Events page for the events listing.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Woodring Wall of Honor
PO Box 248
Enid, OK 73702

 

Executive Director Elaine Johns
email info@woodringwallofhonor.com
or 580-233-4530

 

For website matters please contact the Webmaster, Beth Shearon, beth at seemedigital.com

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