The Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation is now enlisting young people throughout the state to honor veterans through a special program known as Honors Campaigns. These are community-based efforts to recognize local military veterans that are organized and managed by middle- and high-school students. Supported by the Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation through its Ambassador program, an individual student, or a group such as a classroom or a club, plans and carries the campaign through to its completion. Oklahoma’s 4-H Program has adopted the Honors Campaigns effort as part of its Citizenship and Leadership endeavors for members. Participating students receive varying degrees of recognition depending upon their involvement.
You may recognize and tell the unique story of a military veteran in your community who was honorably discharged from a US military service and is willing to be interviewed and participate in the Honors Campaign effort. Start by nominating him or her for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Oklahoma Veterans. Interviews of Who's Who inductees will be placed in the Oklahoma Historical Society History Center archives as well as on the the Who's Who site. You should arrange for either a local event to present the award(s), or participation in an Honors Trip event. A nomination packet may be found online through the Honors Campaigns Site.
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