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Permanent home: New veteran’s museum celebrated

Nearly 300 attended the long-awaited celebration for finding a permanent home for the Yukon Veterans Museum on Saturday night. The museum, formerly housed in the Yukon Museum and Arts Center, 601 Oak, is now housed in the American Legion Post 160 building, 1020 W Main.

Museum curator Lt. Col. (Ret) Rick Cacini hosted the event that included Yukon city officials, Oklahoma lawmakers, a Special Forces association, the Commander of Tinker Air Force Base and local news outlets at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.

The celebration featured musical entertainer Jim Bouchrrie.

Attending the gala were Tinker Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephanie Wilson, U.S. Senator James Lankford, Canadian County District Judge Gary Miller, Senator Stephanie Bice, Representative J.P. Jordan, City Manager Jim Crosby, City Councilman Michael McEachern, Canadian County Commissioner Jack Stewart and several Spanish Cove Retirement Village residents.

A raffle and auction at the celebration were a great success, according to Cacini, who wants to thank the veterans, residents, city staff and legislative representatives who helped make the celebration a huge success.

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