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Oklahoma has military museums across the state

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A group of docents at the 45th Infantry Division Museum dressed in authentic World war II uniforms lean against a 1942 Jeep manufactured by Ford Motor Co. In foreground is a 1941 37mm anti-tank gun that was fired to begin the day’s activities during the Memorial Day observance in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 31, 2010. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

In light of Veterans Day, you might not know Oklahoma has at least 16 museums and sites dedicated to the military and veterans. Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell said Friday that the importance of the annual holiday cannot be overstated.

“We are a state that honors and deeply appreciates our veterans and the service they’ve given to our country,” said Pinnell, who also serves as secretary of tourism and branding. “I think a great way to honor our veterans and learn more about their service would be to visit one of our great military museums in Oklahoma. Their stories are important and valuable for Oklahomans of all ages to know and appreciate. I encourage all Oklahomans to find a way to say thanks to our country’s veterans, and consider visiting one of these museums to learn more about their sacrifice.”

Here’s a list of those museums. A full listing of all museums in Oklahoma can be found here.

45th Infantry Museum
Oklahoma City

Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum
Fort Sill

Fort Washita Military Park

General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum

J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

Love County Military Museum

McCurtain County Veteran’s Memorial Museum

Military History Center
Broken Arrow

Military Memorial Museum

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