Honoring Our Own

The City of Del City is a proud supporter of Veterans and the Armed Forces.  In an endeavor to best support those who have sacrificed much for their country, Del City has developed an all-embracing history as an active sponsor exemplifying our compassion for Veterans.

 

1345 Transportation Co.

In 2006 Del City adopted the 1345th Transportation Company, Oklahoma National Guard who served a year in Iraq territory.  Upon their return In 2007, Del City joined forces with neighboring city, Midwest City and the Army National Guard to host an historic homecoming welcoming event for the Oklahoma Army National Guard 1345th Transportation Company.  "The Army Times reported that this was the largest homecoming parade since World War II, with over 20,000 in attendance.

 

552nd Air Control Wing Adoption

On April 18, 2011, the City Council passed a resolution to formerly adopt the US Air Force's 552nd Air Control Wing stationed at Tinker Air Force Base.  The adoption took place through the “Adopt-a-Unit” program of America Supporting Americans.  Shortly before its adoption, the 552nd ACW had deployed to Libya in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.  The City partnered with the Del City Chamber of Commerce to support the Airmen of the 552nd and their families as needed.

[caption] Mayor Brian Linley seals the adoption agreement with a hand shake and resolution. Left is Brian Renz, then...

                                              

 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in this year’s (2017) parade please click the parade application link below to complete registration.

Instructions for completing the application.

Open the application and right click on it. Save as and save it to your computer before completing it. After completing the application, save again with your completed information, otherwise all information will be lost. Send the saved application as an attachment to gcarrington@cityofdelcity.org.

 

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Every year on November the eleventh, Del City hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor veterans who have sacrificed so much for their country.  The ceremony is held in Patriot Park, 4505 S.E. 15th Street (the east lawn of the Del City Community Center).  Patriot Park has been the site of several veterans memorials and monuments since 1995 and its first  Women's Veterans Monument was dedicated November 11, 2014.

Women's Veterans Monument, the book, is dedicated to the past, present, and future service women of the United States Armed Forces.  It addresses the many facets leading up to the final product, the monument itself.  The Women's Veterans Monument is a representation to honor all veterans for their services and sacrifice for our freedom.

This touching book was compiled, designed, and edited by Geranium Carrington for the City of Del City.  Click on the cover image or here to read or print the booklet online.  Click here to open a copy of the book as a ....