Remembering Our Fallen: Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 from the War on TerrorThe Muskogee War Memorial Park: Home of the USS Batfish, Oklahoma’s only submarine, is hosting Remembering Our Fallen. A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen” will soon be displayed at the Muskogee War Memorial Park to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform.
The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of almost 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since 9-11-2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. We just ask that they visit the web site below and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one.
This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS.
“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members,” said Bill Williams, Vice President and co-founder of Patriotic Productions, the non-profit responsible for this memorial. “This memorial is created to travel, stopping in cities and communities all across the nation so more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember our Fallen from one of the longest wars in our nation’s history. We are thankful to the Muskogee War Memorial Park for being one of the first to host this beautiful and somber memorial.”
WHEN June 20th – 25th
Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm | Sunday 10 am – 8 pm | Monday 10 am – 5 pm
Cost Remembering Our Fallen & Museum Admission: Free
Batfish Admission: Adults $7.00|Senior/Vet/Student $5.00|Children $4.00
About the Muskogee War Memorial Park
Since opening in 1972, the Muskogee War Memorial Park: Home of the USS Batfish welcomes over 20,000 visitors per year to see its main attraction, the USS Batfish, a World War II submarine. The USS Batfish holds a wartime record for sinking three enemy submarines in seventy-six hours. Visitors at the Muskogee War Memorial Park can explore the nine compartments of the USS Batfish and experience the secrets of World War II.
The Muskogee War Memorial Park, at 6 acres, also contains the largest remaining piece of the USS Oklahoma, one of the ships sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Additionally, the Muskogee War Memorial Park contains a 2500 ft2 museum that displays artifacts related to America’s military history. New for 2018, the Muskogee War Memorial Park is offering guests the ability to spend the night on board the USS Batfish, as well as hands-on classes to teach visitors the principles of submarines and other wartime machines. For more information, please visit: warmemorialpark.org.