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Vets 45th Infantry Division Museum

OKLAHOMA CITY – Across the country, Americans will pause to honor the men and women who have given their lives to defend our country’s freedom.

On Monday, the 45th Infantry Division Museum will host its Memorial Day ceremony, honoring all U.S. servicemembers.

Organizers say there will be a flyover by a helicopter and a distinguished guest speaker.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the 45th Infantry Division Museum, near N.E. 36th St. and Eastern.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Gov. Mary Fallin issued the following holiday statement, asking Oklahomans to remember American soldiers this Memorial Day.

“As we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, I encourage Oklahomans to take a moment to remember and honor those who have fought and died to defend the freedom we continue to enjoy every day. Their courage and sacrifice reminds us that freedom comes with a cost, and we are blessed to have so many patriots who are willing to fight and sacrifice for this country and the freedom and liberty it represents. I’m wishing Oklahomans a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. I know they will join me in keeping our former and current military personnel in their thoughts and prayers.”