45th Infantry Appreciation Day To Be Hosted At State Capitol

Monday, April 9th 2012, 10:02 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Legislature will host some of Oklahoma's Finest during the annual 45th Infantry Division Appreciation Day Tuesday.

The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. It's meant to pay tribute to sacrifices made by members of the 45th, especially during World War II and the Korean War.

In the past few years, it's expanded to include men and women currently serving in the Oklahoma National Guard.

4/7/2012 Related Story: Final Large Group Of 45th Brigade Soldiers Return To Oklahoma

This year, the families of 19 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan will be recognized as well.

9/16/2011 Related Story: Another Oklahoma Soldier Killed Fighting In Afghanistan