Honoring Heroes From WWII

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6

War veterans take part in a special send off Thursday evening, honoring those who served on the USS Oklahoma. Vets from around the country gathered at the Oklahoma Capitol to send off a shipment of marble markers made in Green Country. The markers are engraved with the names of the 429 men who died on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Veterans say the markers are a fitting tribute for families.

"Now, they're gonna have a place to go that will really memorialize them. Not just out to a punch bowl where 380 of our men are buried under unknown markers and 47 graves. This will be a great day for them,” said USS Oklahoma survivor Paul Goodyear.

A group of bikers were part of a caravan that escorted the truck full of markers to the Texas state line. Eventually, the markers will be flown to Hawaii for a national monument dedication on December 7th.

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