Medal of Honor Day Ceremony
The Albert E. Schwab Detachment of the Marine Corp League is hosting the eleventh annual Medal of Honor Day Ceremony on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Veteran's Park in Tulsa. The event honors Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. The event emcee is KFAQ’s Pat Campbell. There will be military vehicles from World War II to present, helicopters from Vietnam, and military uniforms, displays, and equipment from the Anti Tank Battalion in Broken Arrow. The ceremony will end with a performance of the Silent Drill Platoon from the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington D.C. Exhibits will be displayed at 10am and the Medal of Honor Ceremony will be at 2:00pm. Roger Scott from the Albert E. Schwab Detachment of the Marine Corp League says, "bring your whole family and meet a real war hero."
Hershel "Woody" Williams will be brought to Tulsa Thursday night by the Albert E. Schwab Detachment of the Marine Corp League for multiple days of activities. On Friday April 26th the Medal of Honor Recipient will meet JROTC Cadets at Jenks High School and Webster High School. Friday at 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to meet Hershel “Woody” Williams in Schwab Hall at the Tulsa International Airport (PFC Albert E. Schwab was the only Tulsan to receive a Medal of Honor). Prior to the Medal of Honor Ceremony on Saturday April 27th there will be a Veteran's breakfast at 8:00am.
Roger Scott says that Marines in the Albert E. Schwab Detachment of the Marine Corp League support Veterans in a number of ways in addition to their annual Medal of Honor Ceremony. They visit Veterans in hospitals, perform military funerals, and visit gravesites.