Veterans of Muskingum County took part in an honorary luncheon Thursday.
As part of Veterans Day the Muskingum County Center for Seniors offered a free meal and ceremony to honor more than 65 area veterans.
"These people have paid with their service to our country," said Center for Seniors Activity Director Rosemary Sherfy. "We feel we need to recognize these men that have fought for our freedoms and have put their own lives on the line so we could have the freedoms."
Vietnam Veteran Mickey Ivanovitch stressed the impact the honorary events have on himself and other Veterans. He said it’s not only about being recognized but having the opportunity to recognize others.
"This is important for me to be here for these functions and the World War Two Vets they are the rocker of the whole thing," said Ivanovitch. "They are the ones that defended this country and, you know I didn’t know any from World War One, but they are still the rock, the World War Two Vets."
The ceremony included a color guard presentation and military style music. Veterans were welcome to reflect on their experiences.