LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The city of Lawton has been recognized as one of the ten best defense communities in the country for its support for Fort Sill. The Great American Defense Communities Program was launched this year to acknowledge the contributions made to improve the lives of service members and their families.
"The people of Lawton exemplify all that is good about Oklahoma and our nation," said U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. "Their patriotism and pride in supporting and caring for our service members and their families stationed at Fort Sill is unmatched."
Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch also commented saying the community should be very proud of this national award. All ten of the cities will be recognized throughout the year at a variety of events in Washington, D.C., including an exhibit and reception on Capitol Hill.