Oklahoma Stories

Lanora Gist, Oklahoma City

(Nominated by David Gist, Sr.)
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
April 20, 2011

My wife Lanora Gist is a medically retired sergeant from the United States Army. I feel that her loyalty to her country and her family has earned her the right to stitch the National 9/11 Flag since 9/11 was the very reason she joined the Army. She learned a very great respect for our country from her father, now deceased from disabilities that he received while serving in Vietnam. She is very proud that he saw her deploy to Afghanistan before his death.