Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

June 30, 2011

Children of Fallen Oklahoma Troops to Receive Free College Tuition


Oklahoma House of Representatives

Tulsa, Oklahoma — Everyday, Oklahoma military servicemen and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and some have paid the ultimate price. House Bill 1343, “The Heroes Promise Act,” by state Rep. Eric Proctor (D-Tulsa) and state Sen. Tom Ivester (D-Sayre), honors the service of those who gave all for our country.

The new law will provide free tuition at Oklahoma colleges and universities for the children of Oklahoma’s troops who are killed while in active military service.

“Freedom is not free, it comes at a very high price,” said Proctor. “These men and women gave everything for our freedoms and we have a moral obligation to help their children in every way that we can.”

“The Heroes Promise Act” will become law July 1, 2011.