Welcome to the Blanchard Veterans Memorial page. Here we will keep up to date information on the status of the project and ways that you can help contribute.
The Committee members are:
Michael Scalf Sr - Chairman - City Council Ward 2 (405-815-7806)
Eddie Odle - Blanchard Mayor - (806-535-9024)
Jeff Heefner - BETA Trustee - (918-409-9044)
Gary Hoffman - American Legion Post #261 Commander (405-301-9091)
Larry Mullin - VFW Post #3608 Commander - (405-551-0208)
You may contact any of the committee members to make a donation, order an "Honor Brick", purchase a "Sponsor Panel" or offer an "In-Kind" donation. You are also welcome to drop by City Hall during business hours at 122 N Main St. Their number is 405-485-9392.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Blanchard will be distinctly different from most memorials you have ever seen. The memorial wall will be made of a special laser etched translucent glass with built in LED lighting. There will be an eternal flame on the wall. Each branch of military service will be honored with an individual glass panel and flag pole.
Located around the perimeter of the memorial courtyard, will be four pentagon shaped pillars. Three of these pillars are reserved for Veterans only. They will be personalized 4" x 8" laser etched glass Honor Bricks. Inside the pillars will be LED lighting to enhance the beauty of the memorial at night. We encourage anyone to purchase an "Honor Brick" for any relative, friend or whomever, that is a Veteran. You are encouraged to honor any Veteran in the memorial, no matter where they live.
The fourth pentagon pillar will be reserved to recognize all sponsors. Any corporation, business and individual, who wish to sponsor this memorial, will have a permanent sponsor panel here. This allows anyone to be a part of the memorial by permanently recognizing their business or an individual as an underwriter of this project. Panel prices range from $500.00 to $5,000.00 with display panel sizes ranging from 4"x8" to 16"x20". The buyer will be asked to submit artwork, a logo, photo, text, graphic, whatever desired, to be laser etched onto their permanent sponsor panel. You can even recognize a civilian for their service to the DOD, or an organization, even an individual for their service to an organization or the community.
Also in the Sponsor Pillar, there will be a "Bronze Sponsors" panel specifically set aside to recognize any business or individual who donates between $250 and $500 toward this memorial.
All donations, purchases, sponsorships and "In-Kind" gifts are "tax deductable" as permitted by the IRS.