ENID, Okla. – Oklahomans from across the state are gathering in Enid Monday morning for a very special Veterans Day ceremony featuring a man who was a prisoner of war with Sen. John McCain.
Monday, every is invited to the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial Wall which now calls Enid home.
The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park at the Enid Woodring Regional Airport is now the permanent resting place for a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
The traveling wall has been all over the United States is now retiring in Enid.
The dedication ceremony is set for Veterans Day at 11 a.m., on 11/11 at 11 a.m.
The key speaker will be Col. Leon “Lee” Ellis, author of the award-winning book, “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons front the Hanoi Hilton” in which he shares his prisoner of war experience and the 14 leadership principles that helped him and his compatriots resist, survive and return with honor.
The POW also spoke at Sunday night’s Legacy Award Ceremony in which a total of six veterans were honored for their service. (The five pictured here and one surprise honor at the end for the Enid city manager).
The ceremony Monday will also include Grammy-nominated trumpeter David Hooten, a 21-gun salute by the Silver Talon Honor Guard from Vance Air Force Base, a flyover of Vietnam-era aircraft and special music from a youth honor choir.
Enid invites the public to come out and spend their Veterans Day honoring Veterans.
News Channel 4′s Ashton Edwards will be there to emcee the event so stop by and say hello.