Stories tagged with: Memorial Day

May 29, 2011 - 5:51pm
4 years 26 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...

May 29, 2011 - 5:42pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

State Representative, Troy Balderson, joined others today to commemorate those who have fallen in the line of duty.

Community members joined at the Frazeysburg Cemetery this afternoon where Balderson shared the story of soldier, Christopher Snider, the first to die as part of the Boston Massacre. He then related to America's youth, by honoring the most recent soldier to die in Afghanistan. Balderson said, these are stories about the people and the veterans, and that we must not forget...

May 28, 2011 - 3:11pm
4 years 26 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 28, 2011 - 12:18pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Memorial Day weekend stepped off on a good note for Buckeye Lake, with their 6th annual parade.

The day was sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Museum and although Memorial Day traditionally kicks off the start of the summer season, all proceeds will benefit the Buckeye Lake Community Christmas Celebration. The Director of Buckeye Lake Museum, J-me Braig, said, the organization will provide hats, gloves and coats for kids in need during the winter season.  More then...

May 24, 2011 - 10:55am
4 years 26 weeks ago

AAA projects 34.9 million Americans, including nearly 1.4 million Ohioans, will travel 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Throughout the past year, AAA has seen a lot of demand for travel.  This fact alone, combined with a slowly improving economy, has led to a huge increase in the number of travelers.

"We are going to have lots of people on the roadways, they are going to be crowded, and every year inevitably people break down. AAA expects to...

May 31, 2010 - 4:33pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

The rain isn't stopping Zanesville residents from paying tribute to our local veterans.

People gathered for another morning service that was held at Greenwood Cemetery.

"For one thing, I'm here to honor my husband. He passed away 2 years ago. His name will be read, " says Zanesville resident Marla Miller.

The names of veterans who have passed on within the year were read during the service.

Holly Minnich says she was attending to support her husband, who is...

May 31, 2010 - 11:40am
5 years 25 weeks ago


Today people are taking time to remember the people who served and are serving our country.

Many services were held in our area honoring veterans including one here at Woodlawn Cemetery. Zanesville Military Family Support Group AJ Smidt says people come to remember the sacrifices the soldiers made and continue to make for us to be free.

"When they can come out and show support it really does mean a lot," Smidt said.

"We need our military...

May 29, 2010 - 5:03pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

If you were looking for a way to spend your beautiful Saturday, you might have wanted to venture to Zane Landing Park Saturday.

The Jaycees Memorial Weekend Fest and Poker Run was held to raise money for a special cause.

"Most of the funds raised here will go toward our scholarship fund. If we do need anything, odds and ends, for the Stars and Stripes," says Jaycees Vice President Ben Whitacre.

Bikes started rolling out at 11am. Live entertainment was provided by...

May 29, 2010 - 4:56pm
5 years 26 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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