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Governor Fallin Dedicates Chapel at Camp Gruber

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Governor Mary Fallin was present for the dedication of the Thunderbird Chapel at Camp Gruber on Saturday.

The event took place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma National Guard training center at 100 Highway 10 in Braggs.

"I started putting together a non-profit organization to raise money, volunteer hours, and materials to build a wonderful community non-denominational chapel for our soldiers," Governor Fallin told CNN affiliate KFOR in December 2011. "And hopefully when they come back home from Afghanistan it will be a nice gift the people of Oklahoma can give our soldiers."

The 10,000 square-foot chapel features a sanctuary and facilities to accommodate services for approximately 200 people, as well as areas to conduct seminars, Bible studies, and other gatherings.

The chapel also contains several clergy and counseling offices.

Construction of the facility was funded solely by contributions from private donors.

Business leaders, faith-based organizations, and other volunteers from across the state committed their time and resources to construct the chapel.

Project organizers raised more than $1 million for construction costs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in building materials.

The chapel was constructed in order to honor Oklahoma's 45th Infantry members.

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