Woodring Wall of Honor

 

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Enid based organization, Woodring Wall of Honor and Veteran’s Park, Inc., is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1, 2013.  They are the only Oklahoma non-profit honored this year.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. The Woodring Wall of Honor will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on October 16, 2013

100 carsLocal residents are encouraged to support the Wall of Honor in the quest for a new Toyota Highlander. If the Woodring Wall of Honor receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used for travel across Oklahoma once the Educational Center and Vietnam Memorial Wall projects are complete. We will be making presentations and transporting educational materials regarding the Veteran’s Park & Vietnam Memorial Wall.  There won’t be another Vietnam Memorial Wall within a 250 mile radius of our community.  Therefore, we will transport displays, memorabilia and volunteers to schools, veteran’s organizations and social service organizations for presentations.  Many of our veterans can’t financially visit the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. We will use the car to provide transportation for aging veterans who want to see the wall but don’t have the ability to travel to DC.  We will create a program to provide free transportation for them.    This park will provide them an opportunity to visit a replica wall which is second only to the original wall.  We are already being recognized nationally by Vietnam Veteran orgs and will host services throughout the year that will now become part of their travel stops in-route to DC to honor the fallen of Vietnam.

The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. is a non-profit organization hosting a living memorial to veterans, past and present. The park is located at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid. Oklahoma. We strive to remember our military’s sacrifices and host events to remember each fallen of Oklahoma.  We will dedicate an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall on November 11, 2013.  We honor Legacy Veterans from all five branches of services yearly and strive to remember, honor, educate and heal.

Scott Northcutt, General Manager of Northcutt Toyota, was privileged to be the local dealer who presented a Toyota Tundra to a Northwest Oklahoma non-profit.  Kids against Hunger Northwest Oklahoma was profiled on Toyota’s Facebook page on August 5, 2011, along with four other finalists who were in the running to receive a new vehicle. Based on support from the community and votes from the public, the organization was named the Day 89 winner.  They truck is being used to deliver meals to local food banks, transport supplies and meal components to packaging events, and pull their trailer to groups who hold packaging events at facilities other than the location in Cherokee.

“We hope the public will support us in this venture on October 16th.  I was touched by a story about a man in Oklahoma City whose dying wish was to see the Vietnam Wall in DC.  The OKC community rallied and provided him with this last wish and he was flown to Washington DC to see “The Wall”.  I was hoping he would live long enough to attend our dedication in November but he passed away.  If awarded this vehicle from Toyota, we can assist this type of wish on a local scale, here at home in Oklahoma.  There are many veterans who are suffering from diseases relating to their military service especially our Vietnam Veterans.  Our Vietnam Memorial Wall in Enid will be a centrally located monument for people all over the Midwest to travel to and remember the sacrifices of an unpopular era of war.  They deserve our finest tribute and this wall will provide that for them.”, states Elaine Johns, Executive Director of the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veteran’s Park.