This park was built by the Town of Fort Gibson with the help of the Langston Family. Robert Langston was a charter member of Flank Gladd American Legion Post #20 and served as the first chaplain. Robert S. Langston was the son of Henry M. and Martha Jane Bridges (both buried at Citizen). Frank Gladd Post # 20 places American flags around the periphery of the park on all major national holidays as part of their "Trail of Honor" program. Robert worked in a grocery store as a youngster and as a soda jerk in the corner drugstore; he later became a pharmacist and then became the first and only wholesale gasoline distributor Fort Gibson, Oklahoma ever had. He worked 39 years with Cities Service Oil Co., retiring at the age of 81. Robert was active in civic affairs and served as town treasurer at 2 different times, was on the city council for a number of years, and served as mayor two different terms. He was honored for 50 years of service and dedication to the community on April 22, 1976, at the Founder's Day celebration of Fort Gibson's 150th year.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Town of Fort Gibson
Memorial War Era(s):
North Lee and East South St, Fort Gibson, OK 74434
Published on April 5, 2019