Lawton receives Large Veteran Friendly Community Award

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The City of Lawton was honored with the Pinnacle Award for Large Veteran Friendly Community at the Second Annual Veterans Service Awards in Edmond, Oklahoma, on May 9. The award – bestowed to an Oklahoma municipality that has “distinguished (itself) in the service of Oklahoma veterans” – was received by City Manager Michael Cleghorn and Assistant City Manager Bart Hadley.


“We feel privileged to be recognized with this honor,” Cleghorn said. “We have a proud military history here at Lawton Fort Sill and are ever thankful for the contributions of our military neighbors and veterans.”


The event was presented by the Force 50 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the needs of the veterans and directly support the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.


The City of Lawton regularly partners with Fort Sill, the military installation located just north, for community events, initiatives and projects. A Fort Sill liaison is also appointed to serve alongside Lawton City Council members to represent the interests and needs of Fort Sill. City leadership appreciates the relationships, services and community development that has stemmed from the establishment and efforts of Fort Sill.

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