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The two RV Gypsies drove to
Oklahoma Veterans Memorial State Capitol Park
on the grounds of the Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
October 11, 2022

Constructed to honor Oklahoma war veterans killed in action, the Oklahoma Veterans’ Memorial is located just minutes away from downtown Oklahoma City. Date of Installation: November 11, 1986. The State of Oklahoma donated the land for the memorial and its construction was funded by donations from all over the country.

Oklahoma Veterans Memorial plaque

Below: “The Big Guy” leads the way on the north side of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court. He stands 8½ feet tall and is on a 3½ foot pedestal. His bronze face has the features of a Native American who is wearing the gear of a Vietnam soldier.

The “Eternal Flame” (also shown in the below photo) is aligned with “The Big Guy” and the center of the south entrance of the Oklahoma State Capitol building, humbly reminding our leaders that “we must never forget.”

The Big Guy The Big Guy
The Big Guy
The Big Guy The Big Guy

Below: Names of the Oklahomans killed in action during each particular war were laser engraved on polished black granite. Flag poles fly the flags of each branch of the Armed Forces and the Oklahoma State flag. “Old Glory” is honorably placed in the center. The walls permit the addition of names. The names of those Oklahomans killed in action from Operation Desert Storm to the present were added in 2014. Since then names are added as needed.

Names of the Oklahomans killed in action

Below: The bench (also shown in the above photo with Lee Duquette)

The bench

Below: Four walls with bronze panels representing World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. These walls are behind The Big Guy shown at the top of this page. Respectfully located on the front of each panel are scenes depicting each of these wars.

bronze panel representing World War I, bronze panel representing World War II
bronze panel representing The Korean War bronze panel representing The Vietnam War
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