Today, Bulldog Man and I wanted to visit a military cemetery to honor and show our respect to fallen military soldiers and their family members.
We drove up to Oklahoma City, to visit a cemetery located across from the 45th Infantry Division Museum off of NE 36th Street, called the Oklahoma Veteran’s Cemetery; formerly known as the Union Soldiers Cemetery.
This cemetery is the final resting place of 63 Army veterans, 3 veteran's wives, and one veteran's daughter. Soldiers buried here served in Army units from Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, & Tenn. Included are three men who fought in the Indian Wars. The cemetery has been re-designated as Oklahoma Veterans Cemetery, and now may be used for the resting place for any honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
While visiting this cemetery, Bulldog Man and I read each headstone, cleared leaves, dirt, and any debris found on each headstone, and made sure the flowers, lights, and flags were standing properly.
|There were 6 unknown headstones placed at the cemetery.|
|This Sergeant First Class severed Vietnam twice, and in WWII.|
Before leaving, a prayer was said, acknowledging these men and women for their service and sacrifice for this country and our freedoms.