We Remember Them - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 30.502 W 097° 28.379
14S E 638480 N 3930493
Quick Description: A memorial to those Chilocco Indian Boarding School alumni who gave their all
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 1:50:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM9QQN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 10

Long Description:
On the grounds of the 45th Infantry Division Museum at 2145 N.E. 36th Street in Oklahoma City, stands a red granite monument dedicated to alumni of the Chilocco Indian Boarding School who served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

The monument is located in a grass area to the east of the museum, along with many other war memorials and static military equipment displays. It was dedicated on June 9, 1990 by Chilocco's National Alumni Association on Chilocco's 106th Anniversary.

In 1884, the U.S. Government established five Indian Boarding schools at Carlisle, Haskell, Fort Simcoe, Chemawa and Chilocco. Over the years, thousands of Indian children were schooled at Chilocco. The school closed in 1980, after 96 years of providing vocational and academic education and training to Native Anmerican across the U.S.

In 1986 the school grounds and buildings were given to five tribes: Kaw, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee, Ponca and Tonkawa. A move is underway at this time, to renovate the 165 acres of the main campus, with its 72 limestone buildings.

Museum hours:
Tues-Fri: 9:00-4:15
Sat: 10:00-4:15
Sun: 1:00-4:15
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korea Conflict Vietnam

In Honor Of: Alumni of the Chilocco Indian Agricultural Boarding School

Marker Text:
We remember them Chilocco War Memorial World War I Korea Conflict World War II Vietnam (with a list of names of those in each war who lost their lives and the year) Below the Vietnam listing are the words "To those of the 279th Infantry Regiment who joined with us in combat and fell" "Dedicated to Chiloccoans who gave their all Dedicated June 9, 1990 on Chilocco's 106th Anniversary Pride Honor Peace"

Date of dedication: June 9, 1990

Who Put it Here?: Chilocco National Alumni Association

Description of Memorial:
Red granite monument standing among others on the grounds of the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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