W. Bruce Madding, 60

Born September 7, 1961

Died December 2, 2021

Bertie Faye "Nana" Metzger, 85

Born April 1, 1936

Died December 2, 2021

Larry D. Cragg, 69

Born February 17, 1952

Died December 1, 2021

Bill D. Chanslor, 88

Born June 3, 1933

Died December 1, 2021

Jimmy Lee Bryson, 83

Born July 28, 1938

Died November 30, 2021


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Friday, November 5, 2021, 7:54 AM

The City of Muskogee will honor local veterans with a ceremony on November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Depot Green, complete with a special flyover by the Tulsa Warbirds.

​This year, the Tulsa Warbirds, a living history collection of World War II era aircraft, are expected to flyover in tribute to the sacrifices of our military men and women. The Warbirds’ planes are T-6 Texan training aircraft and are the same planes that all allied fighter pilots learned to fly during WW II. They are similar to fighter aircraft and were often called “pilot makers.”

​Veterans who have served in any branch of the United States military past or present are invited to attend and complete a registration card when they arrive. Each will be presented with a medal, courtesy of the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and a goody bag from the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce.

Guest speakers include Muskogee Mayor Marlon J. Coleman and retired Major General Stephen Cortright. The Muskogee High School ROTC Color Guard will present the colors, Emma Roach will perform the National Anthem and the Muskogee High School Pride of Muskogee marching band will perform the Armed Forces Medley.

The public is invited. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Muskogee Little Theater.