Timeline of Events

November 11, 2010
Oklahoma For Vets gets an updated website via WordPress.

February 11, 2005
For the Bill to have a chance, we need to contact any and/or all of the following members of the Oklahoma House.  The members are on the Commerce, Industry and Labor Committee.  This committee is who HB 1466 was sent to.  We need to tell them that we support this bill.  Not just us, but also…ANY WAR VETERANS!!!

February 8, 2005
Oklahoma State Senator Randy Bass has signed on as Senate Co-Author, which means that HB1466 is ready for Committee.  Rep. Sherrer has written the Chairman of the Commerce, as well as the Industry and Labor Committee, to request a hearing in Committee.

January 25, 2005
House Bill 1466 (The Vicki Bowyer Oklahoma Veterans Appreciation Act) has been introduced to Oklahoma House.  Although the general feedback Mr. Sherrer has been getting is good, there is some concern from companies that run shift work.  They feel that this measure will cause them to shut down on Veterans Day.

December 11, 2004
A “shell” bill was requested on Friday, December 10th, 2004.  A bill has been reserved in Title 72 (Soldiers and Sailors).  The next deadline will be January 20, 2005.  That date is when a bill with language must be filed.  The Oklahoma House staff will assist in the exact language of the bill.

November 16, 2004
Governor Brad Henry’s office issues a letter to me.  Read

November 11, 2004
Newly elected Oklahoma House member Ben Sherrer told me at a candle light remembrance, that he plans to propose a bill to the Oklahoma House, allowing all War Veterans the day off on Veterans Day.  This will be proposed on December 10th, 2004.

May (Memorial Day Weekend), 2003
Cindy Morrison, from KTUL Channel 8 in Tulsa, Ok, interviews me about my story that appeared in the Pryor Daily Times and about the support this issue is receiving from Sen. Don Nickels.

February, 2003
An excerpt from the origional story appeared in the Vietnam Veterans magazine, The VVA VeteranYou can read the mention here.

December, 2002
A person from Sen. Don Nickels’ office calls the Pryor Daily Times, asking for me.  We exchange emails a few times & she assures me that Sen. Nickels is well aware of the story, agreed with the story and wants to help in any way possible.

November, 2002
The story that started it all.  This was what I wrote in 2002, and it appeared in the Pryor Daily Times a week after Veterans Day.  Read.

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