State Representative Garry Mize visited Noble Avenue Baptist Church and participated in a ceremony to recognize the Veterans in the congregation.
Mize, who attended NABC as a youth, attended Sunday’s service to help honor Veterans Day.
Mize presented each one with a Challenger Coin, which displays the state seal on one side and the doors to the Oklahoma House of Representatives Chamber on the other.
A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members.
Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. They are also collected by service members and law enforcement personnel.
Modern challenge coins are made in a variety of sizes and are often made using popular culture references to include superheroes and other well known characters in a way that creates a parody.
Historically, challenge coins were presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.
Modern day challenge coins feature popular culture attributes.