This monument was erected in 1993 to commemorate all those from Duncan who dies in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. As it gratefully points out, it does not have to commemorate anyone from the conflicts in Panama, Grenada, Desert Storm, Lebanon, or Laos. The World War II section is obviously by far the largest section on the monument.
The monument also bears medallions depicting the Great Seal of the United States, each of the services, the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart, and each of the major veterans' organizations. The second flag, by the way, on the monument is the flag of the State of Oklahoma.
The monument is located in the northern half of Duncan's Memorial Park, the section commonly referred to as the veterans' section. The park runs for 7-8 blocks along US 81 in the middle of Duncan. It contains all types of monuments & memorials, not just to veterans, but also to significant events & people in Duncan's history.