Following a solemn, prayerful flag salute to Veterans buried at Beulah Land Cemetery in Langston and at Union Hill Cemetery in Meridian at 9:00 AM, Veterans, their family members, and others are invited to join the Town of Langston City, in person or virtually, at the 2020 Veterans Day Program from 11 a.m. to noon at Wm Conrad Veterans Memorial Gardens, located at 313 Turner Street in Langston.
Dr. Mary L. Williams, Retired U.S. Army Major, will be the Guest Speaker on the national theme “Vision: Veterans in Focus.”
Dr. Williams proudly and honorably served our nation for 27 years. A Langston University graduate awarded the Bachelor of Science Degree (with Honors), she also attained two Masters Degrees (with Honors) from the University of Tennessee, (Nuclear Science) and the University of Oklahoma, (Civil Engineering) and a Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Campus, (Environmental Health Department of School of Public Health). She was formerly Associate Professor in Higher Education at both, Langston University and the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Williams, an entrepreneur, is the owner and Manager of Goal Realty Company and has marketed Real Estate in the Oklahoma City area for more than 25 years. Dr. Williams has served on the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, NAACP, and the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. She is an active member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church and Top Ladies of Distinction.
Mary L. (Chambers) Williams is a native of Boligee, Alabama where she attended public schools, graduating from Greene County Training School. She was the wife of the late Dr. John H. Williams of McAlester. She is mother of two daughters, Brittany N. Chambers-Smith and Sophia M. Chambers, and the grandmother of Jordan, Kendrick, Nori, Nigel and Noa.
U.S. Army Veteran and retired Langston University Chemistry Professor Dr. James Simpson will introduce Dr. Williams, his former LU student.
This event will be hosted and broadcasted on Facebook Live on the Langston Citizen page from the Wm Conrad Veterans Memorial Gardens. Masks and social distancing will be required.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Tinker Air Force Base will present the Colors. US Military Color Guard. Patriotic musical selections will be performed by Oklahoma City-based soloist Ms. Clara Allen. Winners of the Veterans Appreciation Essay and Art Contests from Coyle Schools will be announced by the contests’ Coordinator, Ms. Sandra Horton.
For additional information please call or text 405-203-7695.