News Flash


Posted on: August 15, 2018

Broken Arrow rededicates Vietnam War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park

UPDATE: The rededication has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The City of Broken Arrow will host a rededication ceremony for the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park, 1111 S. Main St., at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16.

UPDATE: The rededication has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The memorial honors the seven Broken Arrow residents who were killed during the Vietnam War. Members of their families have been invited to attend the rededication.

The Vietnam War Memorial was located in Central Park at 1500 S. Main; however there was a desire to have it relocated across Main Street to Veterans Park. This was done partly because many who visited Veterans Park did not make the trek to the memorial. Also, some events held at Central Park would cause the memorial to be obstructed from view or risked damage to it.

“I think it’s important to remember the sacrifice of those seven young men, four of whom died in one year – 1969,” said Councilor Johnnie Parks. “Since we had Veterans Park available I think the memorial needed to be moved so that people, especially kids, who come to Veterans Park can remember their service to the nation.”

The City Council approved the memorial’s relocation in April 2017. During planning, it was determined moving the original granite monument might damage it and a new monument was ordered for Veterans Park.

The original monument from Central Park will be relocated to the Military History Center, 112 N. Main St., pending its successful removal in the next month.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News

BAFD toy drive

BAFD holds fourth annual toy drive

Posted on: November 19, 2018
Visit BA

Download the VisitBA app

Posted on: November 7, 2018
City Council Highlights graphic

City Council Highlights

Posted on: August 24, 2016
ba motion thumb0

Broken Arrow in Motion

Posted on: June 26, 2017
2017 State of the City address

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Baseball_indian springs 300

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

Posted on: August 25, 2017
mobile tech

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

Posted on: March 30, 2017
image of new water connection to Tulsa

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

Posted on: December 7, 2016