For Immediate Release: January 25,
Senator EARL GARRISON
TOURISM AND WILDLIFE Co-Chairman
Senate District 9
MUSKOGEE and WAGONER Counties
Senator Earl Garrison
Senator Garrison Files Legislation To Honor Military War
State Senator Earl
Garrison, D-Muskogee, has filed legislation which would designate
the first Monday of each month to honor veterans who are currently
serving or were killed in the global war on terrorism.
Senate Bill 1134 asks all state agencies, interested organizations,
civic groups and individuals to fly the U.S. flag at half-mast in
remembrance of those Oklahomans who are serving or who have served
in the U.S. Armed Forces furtherance of victory in the global war
on terror, particularly those who have died or have been wounded
as a result of such service.
Bob Thomason of Muskogee served in Army Air Corps in World War
II and the infantry in the Korean War. He praised Senator Garrison
for his bill.
“Anything you can do to recognize veterans is highly appreciative,”
Thomason said. “We need to remember that we have lost a lot
of good men and women in war. This bill will help us to always remember
Jack Scroggins of Muskogee served in the Air Force during the Korean
War. He praised Senator Garrison for his bill.
“Senator Garrison’s bill is a great idea and all the
veterans I have talked to are for it,” Scroggins said. “This
is a great way to honor those who have served our country.”
Senator Garrison, an Air Force veteran, said he wanted to do something
that not only honors veterans, but also serves as a reminder that
our military is still fighting a global war on terror.
“This legislation will help us to remember the sacrifices
our veterans are making for this country,” Garrison said.
Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, a Senate colleague of Senator Garrison
and Vietnam War veteran, said he strongly supports this bill.
“It is important to continue to recognize the efforts and
sacrifices made by our fine men and women in the military,”
Wilson said. “This is just a small gesture to show our gratitude
for all they give.”
For more information contact:
Senator Garrison's Office - (405) 521-5533