The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow

The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow

 

Bro­ken Arrow’s Vet­er­ans Park is due to receive a new memo­r­i­al, on July 17th.  Stand­ing tall in the field, the mon­u­ment is in the form of 22 tow­er­ing steel plates, each hol­lowed out with the sil­hou­ette of a sol­dier lost to an ongo­ing war.  This war is of Post Trau­mat­ic Stress sui­cide. 

The first of it’s kind, the mon­u­ment is trav­el­ing for two days in a car­a­van of Mis­sion 22 vehi­cles and will be hon­ored its entire jour­ney to its new home.  Local vet­er­ans rep­re­sent­ing the Mil­i­tary His­to­ry Cen­ter will be promi­nent­ly in atten­dance.  The pub­lic is invit­ed to join in the solemn occa­sion.

One of the sil­hou­ettes is that of Michael Coon who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.  The very impres­sive Mil­i­tary His­to­ry Cen­ter has a sec­tion ded­i­cat­ed to three gen­er­a­tions of the Coon fam­i­ly’s ser­vice, span­ning WWII, Viet­nam War, Afghan War & the War in Iraq.

Mis­sion 22, the non-prof­it respon­si­ble for the memo­r­i­al, is on a mis­sion to end vet­er­an sui­cide.  Vet­er­an sui­cide is an ongo­ing tragedy that does­n’t get enough nation­wide recog­ni­tion.  Mis­sion 22 is doing their part in improv­ing aware­ness that an aver­age of 22 vet­er­ans that die dai­ly to sui­cide.  Per­haps this mon­u­ment in Bro­ken Arrow’s Vet­er­ans Park will help accel­er­ate the recog­ni­tion of and aid to the prob­lem, nation­wide.

Nathan Johns

Author, Graph­ic Design

Nathan spends most of his days sur­round­ed by his cre­ations, be it graph­ic design, fine art, or the occa­sion­al writ­ing.  He tries to bring all aspects of this pas­sion to Unique­la­homa.

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Find Your Oklahoma Fireworks and Freedom Celebrations – 2018

Find Your Oklahoma Fireworks and Freedom Celebrations – 2018

Cel­e­brate the 4th of July all over Okla­homa with fire­works.  Here is a list of cel­e­bra­tions we know about com­ing up.  Not all are just on the 4th, rather on sev­er­al dif­fer­ent days!

There will be live music, food trucks, fire­works, and fun at some of the var­i­ous events.  Click on the events below for the loca­tion and day you want to know more about.  There are so many events planned for this 4th of July that they are start­ing days in advance!  As we con­tin­ue to locate infor­ma­tion on the events hap­pen­ing in Okla­homa we will update THIS post.

Auton­o­my Anniver­sary, Eman­ci­pa­tion Fes­tiv­i­ty, Lib­er­a­tion Jubilee, Self-deter­mi­na­tion memo­ri­al­iza­tion, sov­er­eign­ty spree, enfran­chise­ment jol­li­fi­ca­tion… call it how­ev­er you want.  Just make sure you show up!  Don’t know where to go?  Now you do!

Check often and tell your friends and fam­i­ly where you got your info.  Unique­la­homa is ded­i­cat­ed to find­ing these events and let­ting you know!

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Cel­e­bra­tions on July 1st

Rock­ets Over Rhe­ma

The Amer­i­can Dream

Rockin’ the Park

Lib­er­ty Fest

 

Cel­e­bra­tions on July 2nd

Blanchard’s Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tion

Lib­er­ty Fest

 

Cel­e­bra­tions on July 3rd

Fan­ta­sy in the Sky

 

Red, White & Boom

Yukon’s Free­dom Fest

Fairview’s Fes­ti­val & Fire­works

Grand Lake Fire­works

4th of July Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar

Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tion

Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar

Boom in the Val­ley Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar

 

Cel­e­bra­tions on July 4th

Tul­sa Free­dom­Fest

OKC 4th Fest

Jenks Free­dom Fest

Boomer Blast

Lib­er­ty Fest

Yukon’s Free­dom Fest

Fire­works Extrav­a­gan­za & 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Sal­li­saw 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

4th of July BBQ Buf­fet and Fire­works

Old-Fash­ioned Inde­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tion

Free­dom Cel­e­bra­tion Parade

Lav­erne 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Chero­kee 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Boom­fest at River­walk

Fish and Fire­works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cel­e­bra­tions already passed

Bix­by Free­dom Fire­works Cel­e­bra­tion

Bob McSpad­den Memo­r­i­al Fire­works Show

Law­ton-Ft. Sill Free­dom Fes­ti­val

Can­ton 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Rockin’ the Park

John­ston Coun­ty Red, White & Boom Cel­e­bra­tion

Hon­or Amer­i­ca Day

Sum­mer­fest

Mar­ble City May­hem & Fire­works Show

Lib­er­ty Fest

 

 

 

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