Stories tagged with: Memorial Day

May 24, 2013 - 6:12pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

A new church is reaching out to the community on Memorial Day.

The House of Grace Church on Maysville Pike Road started ministry just 90 days ago and already has big plans. Pastor of the church, Joe Dunlap says he hopes everyone comes out to their memorial day community prayer.

"It's open to everyone, we've got six other pastors going to be coming to the area to join with us and we'll be praying about the seven mountains of influence of our city from finances to religion,...

May 28, 2012 - 5:01pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

People gathered at Greenwood Cemetery to honor our troops.

The memorial ceremony featured Captain Lydia Marillo from Columbus, as well as the Zanesville High School Band.

Master Sergeant Dick Bowers said it's an emotional time for everyone.

"It really is, every year,I'm thinking this is my 32nd year at it, and every year you get a little teary-eyed, but that's what it's about, if you can't feel any emotion, you really have no business being here," said Bowers....

May 28, 2012 - 11:12am
2 years 48 weeks ago

Among the parades and barbecues taking place this Memorial Day one family is hitting the pavement in memory of all the veterans who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kristie Howard is running for her son, Josh a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) in the U.S. Air Force.

"I'm very proud of him. He has lost thirteen good friends, twelve were TACPS (Tactical Air Control Party Specialist), one was a good friend of his," said Howard.

Josh has been in...

May 27, 2012 - 7:47pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Memorial Day is Monday, and the Frazeysburg community is coming together to honor past and current service men and women.

The VFW Wakatomika Post 6193 held its annual memorial service to pay respect to veterans. The post began the service by marching to the Frazeysburg Cemetery.

"When you see folks come out, and you see people stand up when the flag goes by, when you see people put their hand on their heart, it is a good thing to know that here we are in the middle of the...

May 25, 2012 - 10:37am
2 years 49 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department wants grillers to be safe this Memorial Day.

Anthony Shriver from the downtown fire station offered tips for a safe and enjoyable grilling weekend.

"Make sure your grill is in a safe location away from your house, any pets, kids, if its a gas grill make sure there aren't any leaks. Test the hoses in soapy water, that seems to work the best.. If it's on an open deck you want to make sure its away from your railing and your house so as not to...

May 24, 2012 - 11:16am
2 years 49 weeks ago

Zane State College honored Muskingum County veterans with a flag raising ceremony May 24th.

Zane State College's Veteran and Service Members Council invited veterans in observance of Memorial Day.

Mike Ross served as an airborne infantryman for the United States Army in Iraq and is president of the Veteran's club.

Zane State College has earned the ranking of "Military Friendly College" from G.I. Jobs magazine for the past three years by doing the most to...

May 23, 2012 - 6:16pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

 Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered at the Zanesville VFW Wednesday for a unique celebration.

The Vietnam Memorial Wall made its stop in Zanesville, before being escorted by the State Highway Patrol and motorcyclists to the VFW in McConnelsville. John Christy from the Malta VFW says every person in attendance was proud to show their support. 

"I did three tours in Vietnam." explained Christy "All of these people, most of them are veterans, and they're all...

May 31, 2011 - 5:21pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Memorial Day weekend has come to and end and the numbers are in.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol was out in full force over the holiday weekend. State Trooper, Stephen Williams said, more than 600 stops were made, and about 400 of those were given citations. No serious injuries took place, but 3 minor injuries occurred, all of which involved a motorcycle.

"The fact that we didn't have any serious injury crashes, or any fatal...

May 30, 2011 - 5:34pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Flags flew at half-staff across Zanesville today, to honor those who have served and those who have passed.

The day was an emotional one for Veteran, Bob Schaumleffel, who returns to Zanesville every year on Memorial Day to take part in the ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery. He said, the community does a wonderful job of remembering men like his father who served in World War II.

"And I like to come back and see my Dad's name on the monument and mine someday will be...

May 29, 2011 - 6:51pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The true meaning behind tomorrow's holiday is often over shadowed by shopping, cookouts and other activites.

But, for Navy Veteran, Larry Hekins, and the three generations in his family who served, the day is not easily forgotten.

Hekins said, "I'm proud to have served, proud to be an American, and I hope that all the people, again, celebrate Memorial day by thanking a vet. "

Taking the time to remember families like the Hekins is just what, local resident, Julie...

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