Fallen warrior’s funeral procession denied free access on toll roads in Oklahoma
UPDATE: The Governor of OK is working on having this matter resolved. In the meantime, the Director of the Turnpike has agreed to pay the toll himself. It is important they understand it is not about the price, it is about dignity and honor owed to an American warrior and his family, who has paid the ultimate price.
In preparation for Pfc. Cody Board (KIA) mission, we have learned the family has chosen to welcome America’s son back to McKinney, TX for his funeral services. Additionally, they have chosen to return him back to Oklahoma, where he was born, at Ft. Sills National Cemetery for his interment services. The route includes a short toll road from the TX border to just outside of Lawton, OK.
Considering this young warrior has paid the ultimate price you would think his funeral procession would be allowed access free of charge. To our shock and horror, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, after repeated requests for an exception, has informed the family they must pay the toll fees.
Help us remind the state of OK; not only is America’s history paved with the blood of her patriots, but so are the highways.
Please join us in a phone campaign to the governor of the great state of OK and the appointed bureaucrat of the OK Turnpike Authority to demand they do the right thing and allow all families of fallen warriors a free pass on their turnpikes.
Office of Governor
Brad Henry, Governor
Telephone: (405) 521-2342
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Tim Stewart, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Thank you everyone for helping us to bring this matter to our attention. This video highlights the outcome of your calls.