Stillwater Strong Memorial Dedicated
To honor the four lives lost and the countless lives forever changed, the Stillwater
Strong Memorial was dedicated Friday, Oct. 26, at Hall of Fame and Hoke Street, one
block west of Main Street.
“The memorial provides a lasting tribute to the victims of the parade tragedy, an
event that brought the Stillwater community together like never before,” said Oklahoma
State University President Burns Hargis. “The community owes a huge thanks to the
Stillwater Strong Memorial Committee, Stillwater Medical Foundation and the many donors
who made this memorial possible.”
The memorial features a six-foot tall, handcrafted alloy ribbon in orange and blue
on a concrete base with four granite tiles describing the lives of the four victims
lost. A fifth granite tile on a separate pedestal describes the memorial and the purpose
behind the Stillwater Strong effort. The site will be bordered by a concrete sign
installed near the sidewalk bearing the words “Stillwater Strong.” OSU graduate Gary
Sparks, a Tulsa-based architect, was the lead designer for the memorial.
The memorial will be illuminated at night and open to visitors at any time.