A very large memorial dedicated to all services and all veterans from all wars including Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, military operations in Grenada and Panama, and the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen vertical gray granite slabs are used to display various components of the wars and list all names of veterans who fought and died in the wars. The two tanks were both from the Army - one from Alabama and the other from Fort Riley, Kansas. Burlington Northern Railroad agreed to ship the vehicles to Helena at a discount. Oklahoma National Guard troops from Alva drove the tanks to the site. Prisoners from the 680-unit Crabtree Correctional Center built the flagpoles. Bricks for the monument came from Helena's unused high school, the foundation of an old home and from Ponca City streets. U.S. conflict inscribed on the monument.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Gano American Legion Post 28, Helena, OK
Memorial War Era(s):
Located at the intersection of Oklahoma 45 and Oklahoma 58, about one mile south of Helena, Oklahoma
Published on January 30, 2019