Stories tagged with: veterans

November 16, 2014 - 11:21pm
36 weeks 5 days 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
1 year 34 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
1 year 38 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
1 year 39 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 3 days 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
2 years 9 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
3 years 9 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
3 years 9 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
3 years 9 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 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Two World War II Veterans are being honored by a national organization with a trip to visit their war memorial in the nation's capital.

Ray Harper and Bill Kostelnik were selected by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization, to fly out to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.

This trip will not only be the 86-year-old Harper's first time on an airplane, but also to the nation's capital.

"We're going to see the World War II Memorial... and Iwo...

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