Flags For Veteran’s

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

Local Boy Scout troop 158, along with members of the Am Vets of Muskingum County, spent their Saturday morning remembering the men and women who gave their lives up for our country by visiting Greenwood Cemetery in Zanesville and placing an American flag on the nearly 600 graves of the veteran’s who rest there.

"It’s so nice to have the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts have been with us now, this will make the fifth year and we’ve got them pretty much education on what symbols to look for when we put the flags out or the military brethren of ours," said Jeff Dittmar, of the Am Vets Post 1992.

Dittmar says they do this every year and says it’s always nice to have extra help.

"Most of the veteran’s today from Vietnam on, were the ones that’s doing basically everything and everything is dying off from that. And it’s good, we’ve got the one that went into the service, it really helps them to understand exactly what we’re doing."

The American Legion group of Zanesville also had the help of Boy Scouts Saturday to lay flags at Memorial Park.