Memorial Day Weekend means Honoring Veterans

by Kandee Ferrell on May 24, 2015 at 1:24 am

 The ‘Amvets’ and Boy Scout Troop 158 joined together to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend.

The Wildcats joined the Amvets in placing flags on the graves of all veterans in the Greenwood Cemetery. Boy Scout David Johnson said that he discovered veterans who defended our country in many battles.

"Me and my dad, we’ve seen some from world war II, I, Vietnam, Korea and we even found one from the Civil War," said Johnson.

The boys walked the entire cemetery to find all the plots, and they worked to plant a flag at every veteran’s grave. Johnson said he feels lucky to see and honor those who fought and lost their lives.

"I have two grandparents who served in the Army it makes me feel lucky or special that they came home," said Johnson.

On Memorial Day, the AM VETS will gather in the Civil War plot to honor the first veterans from Muskingum County to fight in the Civil War. The event will include a re-enactment of the reading of the Gettysburg address.