Wagoner GOP Newsletter: Remembering all who served; Congrats Candidates!
Wagoner County Republican Party Newsletter
November 11th, 2018
No meeting in December, Join us in the Coweta Christmas Parade on December 1st
Line up begins at 5:00 PM; Parade starts at 6:00 PM
Behind the Coweta Junior High School (700 E Chestnut St)
The Wagoner County Republican Party will be participating in the Coweta Christmas Parade. We will line up at the back of the Coweta Junior High School at 5:00 PM.
PARADE ROUTE: will be on Main Street (Broadway) at 6:00pm. We will head West on Pecan, North on Broadway, and East on Chestnut.
100 Year anniversary of Armistice Day
Today is Veteran’s Day and marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the closing shot of the war was fired from “Calamity Jane”, an American artillery gun from the 11th Field Artillery Regiment.
The 11th Field Artillery was constituted on 3 June 1916 in the Regular Army at Camp Douglas.
Two months after the US Declaration of war following the Sinking of the Lusitania, a number of 10 officers and 200 enlisted men from the 6th Field Artillery were transferred to the newly formed 11th Field Artillery at Camp Jones near Douglas, Arizona. These numbers were supplemented by draftees from New York, Ohio, Missouri and California. At full wartime strength, the regiment had 63 officers, 1496 enlisted, and 24 guns.
In April 1918, the 11th was ordered to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where it became part of the 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 6th Division.
The Regiment traveled to England Aboard the Royal Mail Steamer Carolina on 14th July 1918.
The Regiment fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, having participated in the largest Artillery offensive to date on the 1st of November 1918.
Out of 1.2 million American soldiers participating in the battle, the most casualties came from Artillery. The Regiment lost 12 men and saw 45 men injured during the battle.
Battery E, which was in Beufort on the 11th of November 1918 was awarded the honor of firing the Closing shot of World War 1, the gun fired was a Schneider Howitzer.
Read more in depth at: https://history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/fa/0011fa02bn.htm
Congratulations to all our winning candidates!
What a historic night November 6th was! Not just in terms of the record voter-turnout, but Kevin Stitt became the first citizen of the Cherokee Nation to be elected Governor of Oklahoma. With midterm voter-turnout at its highest in over 30 years, Republicans surpassed all the pollster’s expectations and increased their supermajority by a wide margin. Most polls showed a close gubernatorial race but voters overwhelming elected Kevin Stitt to lead Oklahoma forward. Stitt won by a 12-point margin statewide and won 73 of the 77 counties. Even in Muskogee County, where Edmonson hails from, Governor-elect Stitt was just one vote short of a win. Here in Wagoner County, Stitt enjoyed a more than 29-point margin with 63% of the votes compared to Edmonson’s 33.5%!
Another record-setter was Cindy Byrd who received the highest number of votes ever in an Oklahoma statewide race! With 818,851 votes, State Auditor and Inspector-elect Cindy Byrd was won with over 75% of the vote, a more than 50-point margin. In Wagoner County, her numbers were even more impressive at over 79% of the vote!
Wagoner County overall was a clean-sweep for Republicans with Democrats failing to win a single partisan race. A very heartfelt thank you to the voters and congratulations to all our winning candidates!
Other important dates:
Thursday, January 3rd – Next regular monthly meeting
Guest Speaker: Oklahoma Lt. Governor-elect Matt Pinnell