Ohio has lost 282 heroes fighting the War on Terror both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bud Johnson, who helps put this event on every year says the Ohio Flags of Honor is one way to honor and remember them.
"I cannot replace these Gold Star parent’s children, but I can make sure that somebody remembers them," said Johnson.
The event started with a prayer followed by singing the national anthem. Mayor Tilton, the Muskingum County Commissioners and other members of the community read the names of the men and women who sacrificed their lives while flags were posted in the honor section.
"As long as I’m standing up, these kids are not going to be forgotten."
Zanesville and Columbus are the only cities in Ohio that participate in the Ohio Flags of Honor ceremony. The flags will be up until about 1 O’clock on Sunday afternoon.