Oklahoma State Senate
President Pro Tempore
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5565

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2011

Sen. Brian Bingman
Sen. Brian Bingman

President Pro Tempore Bingman Comments on Joint Session to Honor Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Brigade

Today the Oklahoma Legislature held a Fourth Joint Session of the 53rd Legislature in Honor of Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. Governor Mary Fallin along with the legislature officially recognized April 12th as Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division Day.

Bingman said, “Today the word was Thunderbird, the symbol of Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division, in honor of their service to our state. For generations Oklahoma’s National Guardsmen and women have served our state and citizens in times of emergency and crisis, war and peace, at home and abroad. The security they provide our state comes at a sacrifice to them and their families, for that we are deeply indebted. In the near future 3,300 Oklahoma Guard members from the 45th will embark on another task when they deploy overseas to Afghanistan. They will have our support, our gratitude and most certainly our prayers. I am humbled to be a part of this important day honoring Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division of the Oklahoma National Guard.”

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Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605

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