Honoring Our Veterans
Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Owasso Public Schools would like to recognize its employees who have served or are currently serving our nation through military service. While we understand that those who serve our country do not do so for recognition, we are proud to say "Thank You" to these members of our Ram Family.
The Air Force is the youngest of the five branches of the military. It became a separate service on Sept. 18, 1947, after President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. The mission of the Air Force is to defend the nation through the control and exploitation of air and space. Although famously tasked with flying missions, most personnel work on the ground in various construction, support, and technical capacities.
Founded in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, the Army is the oldest service of the United States military. The Army exists to serve the American people, defend the nation, protect vital national interests, and fulfill national military responsibilities. Its mission is enduring: to provide necessary forces and capabilities to the combatant commanders in support of national security and defense strategies.
The Marine Corps was founded on Nov. 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress ordered two battalions of Marines to be created to serve during the Revolutionary War. They further resolved that this force be acquainted with maritime operations in order to serve aboard naval vessels. Thus, the United States Marine Corps always has been an expeditionary naval force ready to defend the nation's interests overseas.
The United States Navy was established by the Continental Congress in 1775 and Congress established the Department of the Navy in 1798 as a response to the harassment of merchant ships by Barbary pirates. The Navy is charged with defending the nation at sea and maintaining security on the seas wherever U.S. interests extend.