What is an Honors Campaign

OKMHF functions are performed by volunteer “Ambassadors.” Ambassadors are also assigned to assist students in planning and carrying out an Honors Campaign. Here, a group of Ambassadors pose in their service uniforms and Ambassador medallions.

Honors Campaigns are special community-based efforts to recognize local military veterans that are organized and managed by middle- and high-school students. Supported by the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame through its Ambassador program, an individual student, or a group such as a classroom, a 4-H or similar club, plans and carries the campaign through to its completion. A campaign may range from a single student interviewing a veteran, perhaps a family member, to a special recognition ceremony for veterans complete with book-length publications and internet sites. Awards and other recognition are presented to students for their work.

While suggested activities are listed in this site and a supporting publication, the Honors Campaign program is flexible, allowing groups to design and carry out an effort they feel is appropriate for their local community. Originality is taken into account when recognizing individuals or student groups for their campaign.