Monument Honoring Veterans Dedicated In Coweta
COWETA, Oklahoma - A Green Country town is honoring those who served our country with a new memorial.
The town of Coweta has always been known for being one of the most patriotic, and now a new memorial and monument in front of city hall is showing just how deep that patriotism runs.
"It stands for something beside ourselves," Vietnam veteran Richard Piehler said. Piehler was one of the many Coweta Veterans that attended Saturday's ceremony to unveil the new monument.
"It stands for something that every man that wants to serve his country and put his life on the line has given for his country," Piehler said.
The memorial was made possible by both the City of Coweta and The American Legion. Celebrating both the America Legion's 100th anniversary and all the Coweta veterans who've served.
Shawn Fitzgerald, the Commander of The American Legion Post 226, told News on 6 what being in the legion means for him.
"The American Legion means its an opportunity for me to continue service, I enjoy it. It has value and we do things for the community, and nationally we do things for all veterans," Fitzgerald said.
Senator Lankford, as well as state and local leaders, were on hand for the ceremony. Expressing their pride for the patriotic town.
"The community has always been so patriotic, and I am really proud they stepped up to do this," Senator Kim David, Majority leader for the state senate said. "It's a great honor and its truly something you never want to forget."
The stone monument is the first piece of a larger memorial area to be built in front of city hall. All to be a permanent reminder of service and sacrifice.
The City says they plan to complete the entire monument by the end of this centennial year and dedicate the entire project come December.