Help Complete the Veteran’s Memorial

by Brittany Shannon on September 2, 2010 at 7:53 am

The gap is narrowing for the needed funds for the war memorial in downtown Zanesville, but the Veteran’s Council still needs some community help.

The memorial is approximately $20,000 short of completing the display that honors Muskingum County veterans.

"We want to honor everyone that was killed in the Korean War, and WWII with a helmet with their name on it," says Jeff Dittmar of the Veteran’s Council.

Currently, not all names are listed on helmets because of the shortage of funding. That’s why veterans will be at local grocery stores Friday and Saturday to collect donations.

"It’s a great honor to me. I had three uncles in WWII, and one uncle in WWI, and three of us, my brothers and me in Vietnam. So it means a lot to me to honor these people," says Mickey Ivanovitch of the Veteran’s Council.

"We must remember the sacrifice that they gave and to honor all those that served," says Tom Suplice of the AmVets Post 1992.

Veterans will be at the following locations Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-North and South Zanesville Pic-n-Saves.

-The Frazeysburg IGA

-The Shegogs IGA, New Concord

-The Sunrise IGA in Zanesville

-Campbell’s in Zanesville and Duncan Falls