This Veterans Memorial is located in Veterans Park at Jenks, Oklahoma. This park is a very beautiful setting for a memorial. The memorial is made from gray granite and features an American Flag draped over the top of this obelisk style monument. There is an American flag and an Oklahoma flag located on either side of the monument. The front of the memorial reads "Dedicated to all those who have served". The inscription on the back reads "For those who have fought for it, peace has a meaning the protected will never know- author unknown".
Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, a veteran of the Battle of Okinawa, is celebrating his 90th birthday this year by embarking on a 6,000-mile motorcycle ride across America. Dr. Heilman will be visiting 3 of the Veterans Memorials created by Willis Granite Products while on his journey. On May 3, 2016 he will be in Oklahoma City at the USS Oklahoma Memorial located across from the Oklahoma State Capitol & the USS Oklahoma Anchor Memorial located in Campbell Park in Oklahoma City. On May 4, 2016 he will be visiting the Texas Panhandle War Memorial located in Amarillo, TX. Most of the design and granite work for these 3 Veterans Memorials were created by Willis Granite Products in Granite, OK. We are proud to be a small part in the journey of Mr Heilman as he rides across America to raise awareness for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.