The Black Granite Wall of Honor has been ordered. It will take approximately 3 months to get it quarried, cut into correct sizes, lazer etched and delivered to the job site. In the meantime, we have been given the go ahead by the Mid-Del Schools, Director of Operations, to start work on the Memorial. Check back here from time to time for updates and pictures of the progress. Thanks for your continued support.
Time Line For Completion
Dedication - November 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
The date for the dedication is set for Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. This date can only be realized if we meet all listed deadlines. All material will be delivered to the job site, 213 Elm Street, on November 5th with installation to follow. Note: We are still in need of pictures of some of these 22 Bomber Heroes. We are also still accepting DONATIONS. If you know of any classmates or others who would like to have a brick (must be purchased by end of September to be guaranteed to be installed in time for Dedication) or just help us out with a DONATION, please direct them to our website or ask them to call Bob Osmond @ (405) 642-0277 for assistance.
September Cutoff Dates
September 3RD - Images and text submitted for 1st round of graphic layout.
September 10th - Graphic layout 2nd round changes and/or additions.
September 28th - Cutoff for graphic changes and/or additions.
October Cutoff Dates
October 8th - Cutoff date for signed Final layouts to be submitted.
October 9th - Pre-manufacturing of all stone elements for etching begins.
Completed Purchases & Additional Information
Completed Purchases -
October 8, 2018 - th 2 th- September 14, 2018
1. We have ordered the Black Granite “Wall of Honor” and are working on the graphic layouts as noted in the above schedule. If we can meet all of the deadlines, the “Wall of Honor” will arrive on November 5, 2018 and will immediately be installed.
2. We have ordered the three (3) Flagpoles for the “Bomber Plaza” area.
3. We have ordered four (4) Benches for the “Bomber Plaza” area.
4. We have ordered the blank Bricks and Pavers. The first order of Inscribed bricks will go out to be inscribed as early as next week. We will have the first shipment back from the inscriber by the end of September.
5. We have ordered the “Soldiers Cross / Battlefield Cross” Statue.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
We are trying our best to have this MCHS Vietnam Memorial and Bomber Plaza completed by this VETENANS DAY, November 11, 2018. We are under VERY strict deadlines and if we miss any of them, we may have to delay the dedication.
We NEED your help......if you know of (and have contact information on) any living relatives or friends of ANY of the 22 Bomber Heroes or any of the 3 alumni who were killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing, PLEASE contact Bob Osmond at (405) 642-0277, so we can invite them to the dedication ceremony. We are also in need of photographs (head shots) of some of those for the “Wall of Honor”.
A LOT is going on behind the scenes in order to make this Memorial a reality. September 1, 2018 was the first day of demolition of the concrete pad and trees which were in front of the MCHS History Center. September 2, 2018 all the debris was hauled off and the site was cleaned up in preparation for the actual work to begin on the construction of the Memorial and Plaza area. “Thank you“ to Gary Weese and Danny Bratcher for all your work on this phase of the process.
September 10, 2018 the Mid-Del Schools Board unanimously gave approval to start construction.
September 13, 2018 was the official Groundbreaking Ceremony which was attended by several school and city officials, students, committee members, friends and family members. Several local news crews covered the ceremony and we got good press on the afternoon TV stations.
October 8, 2018 - All four (4) walls, the Honor Pedestal and the base for the statue have been poured.
Make plans NOW to attend the Dedication Ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.