The Tulsa Warbirds made a special appearance today at A Veterans Ceremony in Muskogee!
Countless veterans, of all ages, were recognized during the ceremony for their service. It is easy to go to a Veterans Day Ceremony out of habit- to go every year because you always do. For the men and women in this audience who have served, this crowd is a symbol of support they needed to see.
"It really means more if we can see you actually care- rather than you just say you care because actions speak louder than words and just to see these people out here caring about what we do. It means that it is not all in vain," said US Army Specialist Kennington Easley.
It was obvious this show of support, was also something the rest of the crowd needed to see.
"I was watching one of the ROTC Cadets give a medal to one of the veterans- that cadet was saluting, and the veteran was so appreciative of- just being recognized," said Muskogee High School Band Director, Bruce Thompson.
Every veteran at the event, who wanted to, filled out a registration card when they walked in and that meant that during the ceremony they were publicly recognized for their service.
And 45 minutes in the Tulsa Warbirds arrived, soaring through the sky in World War 2 era planes.
"It is not just words, it is actions," said Easley.
Little babies sat in their parents' arms cheering, veterans sat in their chairs holding American Flags, the Muskogee High School Band performed, people brought their dogs, everyone, came to support and remember.