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...
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.
2010 Cost of Freedom Travelling Tribute by Roger Parson, The Wall at night