Stories tagged with: veterans

May 28, 2016 - 5:11pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

More than 14,000 flags were place in the Greenwood Cemetery for Memorial Day and to pay homage to fallen veterans.

Nearly twenty members of troop 158 Boy Scouts along with their parents and scout leaders participated in placing flags, which took roughly 2 1/2 hours to complete. The Adjutant for the Amvets and U.S Air Force Veteran, Jeffory Dittmar said this is something they do every Saturday before Memorial Day.

"If nobody does it, who's going to know. There isn't that...

December 12, 2015 - 7:02pm
27 weeks 4 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...

November 16, 2014 - 11:21pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

St. John's Lutheran Church in Philo honored their local Veterans this morning.

The Veteran's were recognized during the church service this morning followed by a homemade lunch where Veterans were able to talk about personal experiences. Commander from the Philo-Duncan Falls VFW, Jack Drake explained one of his favorite things about being a Veteran.

"I got a letter from a little girl over at John Glenn school, and she asked me a lot of questions about being a veteran and I...

December 2, 2013 - 5:31pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

A local woman is showing veterans her appreciation for their service in a special way.

Teresa Arnold, owner of Bucket's Bar says that after brainstorming different ways to help veterans in our area , she decided to provide them with free coffee seven days a week. She hopes this will give the veterans a safe place to share their thoughts.

"I hope it makes them feel appreciated I know that they probably meet places and talk and I don't know that they get free coffee or free...

November 6, 2013 - 7:08pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Zane State College held its 2nd annual Veterans Community Awareness Event on Wednesday. Bruce Davis, President of the Student Veterans of America, says the event is designed to help service members and their families learn about benefits they might not know about and to also help them transition from military life to civilian life, something Davis says can be a big problem.

"The biggest problem is just the cultural change," said Davis. "It's a total different...

October 29, 2013 - 3:52pm
2 years 34 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...

July 28, 2013 - 8:13pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Motorcycles, food, and games all helped in raising money for American Veterans.

A poker run and bike show was held at the Disabled American Veterans building on Moxahala Avenue. This was the first year for the fundraiser and coordinators say they had no idea that the turnout would be so great.

"We just started going around and talking to different vendors, start talking to different people, we put out flyers, we advertised on the radio, we put it in the paper and a lot of...

May 25, 2013 - 3:22pm
3 years 4 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, 2012 - 11:12am
4 years 3 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 24, 2012 - 11:16am
4 years 4 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...

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