"To Remember, Honor, Educate, and Heal"


Annual Order of Events

Red Dirt Run of Honor Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, Memorial Day

Flag Day Memorial Service Flag Day, June

American Garfieldi Car Show and Car Cruise September

Patriotic Poster and Essay Contests, September and October

Ride To Remember Saturday, Veterans Day Weekend

Legacy Award Ceremony November 10

Veterans Day Ceremony November 11

Wreaths Across America Second Saturday in December


Patriotic Poster Contest

September/October – Ceremony: Legacy Award Ceremony

The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park is a patriotic organization comprised of volunteers who strive to remember our heroes. In addition to remembering our veterans and fallen, the purpose of the Woodring Wall of Honor is to perpetuate the stories of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who protect our freedoms.

Posters 2012, click to see big image

Toward this goal, the Wall of Honor participants in the sponsorship of an Elementary School Poster Contest. Fliers are distributed through the school system to encourage participation. The contest is open to all students kindergarten through fifth grades.

The theme incorporates patriotism and honoring the military. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.

Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. A panel of judges includes the Blue Star Mothers, Enid Art Association, and the Wall of Honor Board.

The first place winners in each division will receive a $50 gift certificate for their classroom in addition to winning a gift certificate for themselves. First, second, and third place awards will be given.

Veterans Day Poster Contest information and rules PDF

Patriotic Essay Contest

September/October – Ceremony: Legacy Award Ceremony

The Woodring Wall of Honor is sponsoring a Patriotic Essay Contest which encourages children to submit essays expressing their views on different aspects of Patriotism. There are contest categories for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students. The contest is also open to home-schooled students in each of these categories.

The local winner in each category receives a $100 U.S. Savings Bond, certificate, medal, and an American Flag. Each winner will have their essay published in the Enid News and Eagle Newspaper, and will receive their awards at the annual Legacy Awards Ceremony, November 10, 2013 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center at 6:30 p.m.

2014 Themes:

  • Elementary School "Who Is Your Favorite Patriot" Grades 3-5
  • Middle School "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans" Grades 6-8
  • Jr High/High School "Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future" Grades 7-12

Requirements For Entry:

The contest is open to those who live or attend school in the Garfield, Major, Kingfisher, and Noble County School Districts. Elementary school essays must be 150 words or less in length, middle school essays must be 400 words or less in length, and high school essays must be 350 words in length. They must be typed or printed from a computer, and double-spaced. On the first page in the upper left-hand corner, please provide the following information:

  • Entrant's name, home address, and phone number
  • Name of school (if home schooled, please so note and include grade level)

Judging Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points: You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.
  • Theme development is worth 35 points: Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences.
  • Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points: Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.

For further information please contact Anna Irwin, Woodring Wall of Honor Essay Contest Chairman at annafirwin@yahoo.com or (580) 977-6438

Patriotic Essay Contest information and rules PDF

Wreaths Across America

Second Saturday in December


Wreaths Across America is a national program to honor and remember a veteran for their service to our country during the Christmas Season.

You can sponsor a fresh wreath to be laid in the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park. Wreaths can also be laid at the base of the panels of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

The honor is in conjunction with a holiday wreath laying ceremony held annually on the second Saturday in December at 10:00 a.m.

The cost to purchase a wreath is $15. You can purchase a wreath online at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park's page at Wreaths Across America Woodring Wall of Honor page at Wreaths Across America

or email info@woodringwallofhonor.com

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