Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin was invited to participate in the dedication but was unable to attend. Instead, Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, read a letter from her and former President George W. Bush. Anderson said Fallin is scheduled to take part in a dedication ceremony of the wall on Wednesday night.
Alvin E. Langham was one of several hundred people who turned out for the dedication event. Though he had already seen the wall at several of its stops over the years, Langham, a Vietnam veteran, said he felt compelled to be in attendance at its dedication near his home in Enid.
The wall is a way to “honor our dead that didn’t make it home and the ones that did come back and are dead,” the 62-year-old retired truck driver said.
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