Lt. Gov. Lamb to honor WWII veterans

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will speak here on Oct. 10 at a luncheon to honor World War II veterans.

University Village Retirement Community will host a celebration in honor of World War II Veterans on Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Tulsa-Southern Hills at 7902 South Lewis Ave.

There will be catered lunch, live music, military branch displays, flag presentation and a closing World War II video.

The event will be held in anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, which occurred on December 7, 1941.  On that day, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the United States immediately declared war on Japan.

“Honoring our World War II veterans’ sacrifice is important for our community and for our nation. I am glad to join University Village Retirement Community in this special event and show our veterans’ the utmost gratitude for their sacrifice and service to our nation,” Lamb said.

Other groups in attendance include the Fort Sill 77th Army Band, Union High School ROTC, Troop 1 Boy Scouts and more than 100 veterans from the Tulsa area.

They are often referred to as the “Greatest Generation” because they grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression and then went on to fight in World War II.  According to the National World War II Museum, 16 million Americans served in World War II. There are 855,070 alive today, 11,515 which reside in Oklahoma.

University Village is a locally-owned retirement community which houses nearly 330 residents, 73 of which are World War II veterans.