As part of its Veterans Day observance, OSU-Tulsa will blanket a campus hillside with more than 1,700 U.S. flags to honor the American men and women who have lost their lives in military operations during the global war on terrorism.
OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff will place small flags adjacent to North Hall on the north side of John Hope Franklin Boulevard near the intersection with Greenwood Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. OSU-Tulsa will provide flags for the memorial and placement will continue until all flags are planted.
The public is invited to be part of the remembrance.
‘Flags for the Fallen’ will be on display all week through Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to drive through campus to view the flags or park in Lot D and view from the sidewalk. Campus parking is free.
Each flag planted will represent four U.S. service members who gave their lives in military action in the global war on terrorism.
“By commemorating Veterans Day at OSU-Tulsa, we have the opportunity to remember all veterans of all generations. Placing flags on campus is a way for us to pay tribute to, and honor, the veterans who have lost their lives in the global war on terrorism,” said OSU-Tulsa academic counselor Crisann Hanes, former U.S. Marine and a veterans knowledge community representative for the national Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. “It’s important to me that we recognize Veterans Day on our campus in a way that is meaningful.”
Ten percent of the proceeds from OSU-Tulsa’s flag order for the event will go to Tulsa’s American Legion Post 1, the oldest continuously operating post in the U.S.
Veterans Day is a national holiday to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. The day is set aside each year to honor living U.S. veterans and those who lost their lives in service to America.
OSU-Tulsa is located at 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, near I-244 and Detroit Avenue in downtown Tulsa.