The Oklahoma State House of Representatives will bestow a special honor on Weatherford, OK native Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford at 9:00am on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A resolution will be made in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol Building officially recognizing March 22nd as “General Thomas Stafford Day”. The resolution will be accompanied by the dedication of an original oil-on-canvas portrait of General Stafford, painted by renowned Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer. The painting will remain on permanent display in the Capitol Building.
“I am very humbled by this honor. It doesn’t get any better than when the people of your home state acknowledge your life’s work. I’m a very proud Oklahoman and, will be forever, a Weatherford Eagle.”
-Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford