90-year-old military widow recognized for decades of community service

90 year old woman added to Wall of Honor

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -A 90-year-old military widow is receiving recognition for her decades of service to the community.

The Comanche County Veterans Council held their quarterly Wall of Honor Ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the VA Center Auditorium.

Nori Kassisk is the newest recipient of the Carolyn Stone Award.

Not only was this a huge honor for Nori but it was an even bigger surprise. The award was created to honor those who have given their time to help veterans' causes. Even at the age of 90, Nori remains very active in the Lawton-Fort Sill Community as a lifetime member of the American Veterans Supporters.

She is also a member of the Senior Center of Creative Living along with Warm Heads Warm Hearts, a group that knits and crochets baby hats that are then donated to the Lawton hospitals. These are just a few of her many accomplishments.

Her name plate is the newest addition to the Wall of Honor at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center.

"Just unbelievable. All these times I was doing things for other people from my heart. I didn't want anything in reward and look at what happened today. I was crying and shaking. I'm so grateful for the people,” said Nori Kassik. On Friday afternoons Nori teaches knitting and crocheting at the Center for Creative Living and on Saturdays she teaches her craft at Mckenzie's Burgers in Lawton. She also makes afghans that are raffled off to benefit different area organizations.

The Comanche County Veterans Council is expecting to hold their next Wall of Honor Ceremony on November 14th the Wednesday after Veterans Day.

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