Legislators gather in joint session to honor guard

Apr 11, 2012

The Oklahoma National Guard receives a tribute from the Oklahoma legislature. The lawmakers gathered in a special session to honor the guard members just back from Afghanistan.

Oklahoma General Miles Deering addressed the lawmakers and asked for help. He says 30-percent of the returning citizen-soldiers are either out of work or underemployed.

General Deering also offered praise to the service men and women who died during the deployment.  The fallen received a standing ovation from the lawmakers.