While veterans day isn't until Thursday, local men and women are already receiving special recognition for their service this weekend.
Muskingum county's World War II and Korean War memorial dedication ceremony was held outside the courthouse in downtown Zanesville Saturday morning. All veterans in attendance received a medal thanking them for their commitment to our country.
"It's been long over due, this project has been in the making for about eight years and we...
The Zanesville community is already planning how to honor its veterans this November.
Veterans Council President, Bud Johnson, says he sent letters out to the community yesterday, asking for people's involvement in the annual parade, and he's already received four float entries, which is overwhelming.
"I know everybody in this county is touched by a veteran somewhere. Spend 30 minutes of your time and watch them, " says Johnson.
Entering the civilian world for some soldiers has been made easier by one local college.
According to the publication, G.I. Jobs, Zane State College has been named along the top 15% of schools in the nation that are embracing Ameria's veterans as students.
"All the services combined are to make sure the veteran have the support that they need and to accommodate them and give them a full college experience," said President of Zane State College Dr. Paul Brown.
A group of disabled veterans are biking almost 40 miles a day.
They passed through Zanesville late this morning on their way to Cambridge. It's a journey, titled "Sea to Shining Sea," that started almost 2 months ago at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and will take the group of 30 to Virginia.
"This ride has basically been momentum. We started off as a group of strangers. Most of us were injured veterans, and as we've gone from state to state, from...
In coordination with the city's celebration, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band entertained community members with music to go along with the holiday.
In front of the courthouse, the band played tunes that struck a note with many in the audience.
"We love to play on July Fourth, it gives us a chance to feature some of our patriotic music. We have a wonderful medley of all the Armed Forces songs that we play and have the veterans stand up in the audience," says Jeff...