TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Tulsa Veterans Day took place Friday morning in downtown Tulsa
- This year's theme was "Strong then, strong now. Honoring female veterans"
- This is the 97th year for the parade in Tulsa
- Freebies available for veterans on Friday
- SEE MORE: Uniforms worn by female veterans on display at VFW
- Bernice Trotter (veteran, U.S. Marine Corps) Grand Marshall
- Stacey Kitsmiller, (U.S. Navy) Parade Chief of Staff
- Katherine “Kate” Tillotson, (U.S. Marine Corps) Parade Commander
- Megan Lowry (U.S. Marine Corps), Parade Adjutant.
A display at VFW 557 featured uniforms worn by female veterans:
Governor Mary Fallin released this statement about Veterans Day:
“We owe our veterans and active-duty military men and women a huge debt for their courage and sacrifice. They protect our freedoms and keep us safe, and they do so at a great cost to themselves and their families. “I’m asking all Oklahomans to join me in thanking our veterans for everything they have done for this country and for the people of Oklahoma, and to show them our gratitude not just today but every day. We should never forget their dedication and their service.”
The FOX23 Skyview Drone caught this gorgeous shot of the American flag:
In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, City of Broken Arrow offices will be closed on Friday, November 11.
Claremore is holding a parade and event for Veterans Day, it begins at 10 a.m. and FOX23's Michelle Linn and Shae Rozzi will be in the parade.
FOX23 streamed the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Facebook.
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