Legacy Awards Ceremony 2013
The Legacy: From the Greatest Generation to the Latest Generation
November 10, 2013
On Sunday evening, November 10th, at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center, a Legacy Award Ceremony celebrated the service of our past and present military and honored the youth of today.
The Wall of Honor hosted the award ceremony to pay tribute to their volunteers, the winners of the youth patriotic poster/essay contest, and to honor five area Veterans of the Year.
The patriotic poster and essay contest is driven through the public and private schools and was judged by the Enid Art Association and a panel of military veterans and volunteers.
R D Lawrence
Introduction of Military Representatives & Dignitaries
Lt Col Don Allen, USA, Retired
Lt Col Mark Irwin, USAFR, Retired
GMCM Mark Jacobs, USCG
The keynote speaker was Col. Leon "Lee" Ellis, Vietnam Veteran and former Hanoi Hilton POW.
Col. Ellis is the author of the award-winning book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his POW experience and the 14 leadership principles that helped him and his compatriots resist, survive, and return with honor.
He gave testimony about his experiences as a prisoner of war, and shared leadership lessons.