Stories tagged with: Greenwood Cemetary

December 12, 2015 - 7:02pm
20 weeks 3 days ago

Cemeteries from all over the country took time out to honor our service men and women.

This event happens each year, at noon on the second Saturday in December. It started 40 years ago when a wreath company in Maine decided to send their extra wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery where they there placed wreaths on military headstones. Since then, several locations across united states has taken on this idea and dedicated this day as 'Wreaths Across America.'

"It's a way in...

October 29, 2013 - 3:52pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

A non-profit organization called Wreaths of America is selling wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans at Greenwood Cemetery.

Snouffer Funeral Home Director and WAA Location Coordinator for Muskingum County Brad McCune, said every year on Dec.14 at Noon, people from all 50 states participate in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor fallen veterans. If you would like to be a part of that, you can purchase a wreath for $15.

"Wreaths may be purchased two ways actually, they...

May 27, 2013 - 5:02pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

All across our area families were celebrating Memorial Day, for one group though there this was no party.

Members of the community met at Greenwood Cemetery to honor Memorial Day a little differently. War veterans gathered to recognize their fallen brothers.

"It was a time to reflect and pay our respects for the marines and the soldiers, sailors and army that paid the ultimate sacrifice and served their country not only for the deceased but the veterans of today, " said...

May 25, 2013 - 3:22pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

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...

May 28, 2011 - 4:11pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

For many kids, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer vacation. But for a local Boy Scout troop they recognize the true meaning behind the holiday.

This morning Boy Scout Troop 158 teamed with local AMVETS at Greenwood Cemetery to place American flags at the graves of our veterans. The day served not only as a time to remember those who served, but as an opportunity to bring together two generations for a common purpose.

"I thought it was perfect," said...

May 29, 2010 - 5:56pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Wandering through Greenwood Cemetery this morning, Troop 158 placed flags on veterans' graves.

"I'm here to honor the veterans and those who have fallen for our country," says 15-year-old life scout Austin Wheeler.

Respect and community service is an important part of being a Boy Scout. Veteran Jeffory Dittmar met the boys to provide guidance throughout the day.

"As I told these young men earlier in just a little talk that we had to let them know what we were...

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