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Protecting the Protectors

New recruits get hugs and candy bars. Deployed personnel receive ‘Freedom Boxes’ filled with toiletries and Girl Scout cookies. Returning veterans find camaraderie and comfort. And when it’s time for the final goodbye, grieving families are supported at the service and at the cemetery. Across Oklahoma, volunteers serve in nonprofits designed to ease the burdens of veterans and active-duty military personnel.  “The...