Memorial Day 2002
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
On Monday May the 27th, four USS Oklahoma survivors participated in a ceremony
outside the Oklahoma Historical Society building.
Sen. Jim ReynoldsGarlen EslickArthur DunnGeorge SmithPaul Goodyear
The ceremony included the presentation of a plaque
and other artifacts from the USS Oklahoma,
The Oklahoma was torpedoed Dec,7 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The ceremony also included the annual reading of the names of the state's 11,029 war dead.
Garlen EslickGeorge SmithPaul Goodyear
(Place your cursor on the pictures above to see how these vets looked during wartime)
"It's always important to remember the ones we've lost and those who are still with us"
George Smith, Garlen Eslick, and Paul Goodyear.
A banquet was given in honor of the OKIE sponsored by Southwestern Bell.
George Smith, brought one of his many artifacts, a captured Jap flag.
The Memorial Day ceremony
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