The Oklahoma Veterans Commission announced today that Sallisaw has been chosen for the relocation of the state veterans center that was formerly located in Talihina.
Sallisaw Mayor Ernie Martens stated that members of the commission voted unanimously to move the center to Sallisaw.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for the citizens of Sallisaw and I am very proud that the members of the board chose Sallisaw for the move," stated Martens.
Sallisaw was one of three finalist cities being considered for the move.
"A lot of people have worked and came together as a community to get it to this point," added Martens.
The proposed building site for the veterans center is 90 acres on south Highway 59 that is currently privately owned.
An official press release from Sallisaw City Manager Keith Skelton is expected next week.
KXMX News Staff
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