The Military Family Fest was another success this year.
The fest at the Zanesville Municipal Airport brought together military personnel and their families to pay tribute to their service. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Tri-County Gold Star Mothers presented the event to the public which included several special ceremonies.
"We had the missing man ceremony we had a former Marine from Columbus come in and do that and later on this afternoon about a quarter till three we'...
Families and military personnel will be able to celebrate together in one place.
All military past and present and their families across the state of Ohio are invited to take part in the military family fest Saturday at the Zanesville Municipal Airport. The Ohio Flags of Honor will be there to honor fallen soldiers from Ohio.
"The Flags of Honor of course honors all of the soldiers that have died during the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq so there's almost 300 we've...
The community gathered Saturday morning to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to support those serving in the military today.
It was all apart of the 5th annual Military Fest. The day began with the Ohio Flags of Honor Ceremony with more than 400 American flags being placed in memory of fallen Ohio soldiers. In attendance was Steve Harper, who lost his son in Iraq nearly 7 years ago.
"One of the things I said when my son was killed was, 'Will America...
Military families are coming together to support our troops and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
This weekend the Ohio Flags of Honor Ceremony will lead into the 2011 Military Family Fest. Organizer James Applegate said the flags honor Ohio soldiers who gave their lives in service of our country in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.
"It's going to be breathtaking," said Applegate. "There's going to be over 400 flags, probably closer...
An all day concert battled it out to show their support for troops overseas and their families.
The first ever Battle of the Bands took place Saturday at the Newton Township Fire Department. All money raised will go towards the Military Family Fest - a free family fun day designed for troops and their families to learn more about opportunities available to them.
"It shows our Military that people do support what we do here in this town," said Organizer Pamela Stephens...
Members of our community came out Saturday to show their support for America's home-grown heroes.
American flags lined the road up to the Zanesville Municipal Airport. Inside the airplane hanger was members of the military and their families. The American Red Cross sponsored the 2nd Annual Free Military Family Fest and it was open to anyone in the community. Master Sergeant Betsy Brocklehurst says this show of community support is overwhelming.