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Unveiling Set For Gold Star Family Highway

Unveiling Set For Gold Star Family Highway

The Lawton Constitution
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 2:32am Mitch Meador

ELGIN — Oklahoma is pocketed with stretches of highway memorializing its fallen heroes in the Global War on Terrorism. This month, Comanche County will unveil signage dedicating a highway segment near the Fort Sill National Cemetery to the families of those brave men and women who gave all for their country.

The term “Gold Star” describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when a service member was killed in combat.

The segment in question is on U.S. 277, beginning at the west side of the I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike interchange at Elgin and extending west to its intersection with U.S. 62 at Porter Hill, according to Sheila Dees, a field traffic engineer for Region 7 of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation... FULL ARTICLE

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