Many citizens of Oklahoma, over the decades, have made
extraordinary contributions and sacrifices to our Nation’s defense and security. The Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation believes there is great value in presenting these outstanding native sons and daughters and preserving their unique stories for posterity.
Every year on or near the weekend celebrating Veteran’s Day, OMHF presides over the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet honoring nine individual military personnel or organizations who have demonstrated heroic gallantry in action, uncommon valor, sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, or extraordinary leadership. These people define “Oklahoma’s Military Heroes.”
OMHF also takes this opportunity to honor an individual for outstanding public service activities extending beyond their military service. The “MG Douglas O. Dollar Distinguished Service Award” is named for the founder the OMHF and is presented to an individual actively involved in the community promoting good citizenship, patriotism beyond military service, and providing assistance to Oklahoma’s veterans and families with the same exemplary dedication that has been the keystone of MG Dollar’s military and civilian careers.
This year’s ceremony honors 10 inductees, bringing the total
number of Oklahomans inducted into the Oklahoma
Military Hall of Fame to 176.
When you attend the induction ceremony and banquet and learn of the profound military and civic accomplishments of these extraordinary men and women, be ready for an event you’ll never forget! You will be compelled to stand tall and applaud, your heart bursting with pride, and a tear in your eye with gratitude for what our honorees have done to preserve our freedom and liberties. These honorees make us proud to wear the uniform of the United States Military or to support those who do, and grateful to be a citizen of the great state of Oklahoma and the greatest nation in the world, the United States of America.
For additional information about the OMHF and it's past and future events, please go to http://www.okmhf.org/