Stories tagged with: veterans

September 2, 2011 - 4:31pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

World War Two Survivors are given a once in a life time chance to visit and reflect at their memorial.

Non-profit organization, "Honor Flight" has one goal-to bring American Veterans to Washington DC. The program began in Dayton. Co-Directors Bill and Bobbi Richards adopted the project into the Columbus area and have been flying veterans since 2007.

"It's an emotional rollercoaster,"said Richards. " There's tears, there's laughter, there's ...

August 16, 2011 - 5:25pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

It might not be Veterans Day, but those who served our country were honored at Zane's Landing Park today.

The Knights of Columbus organized a dinner cruise aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler for hospitalized veterans.  Chairman Bill Moyer said the veterans enjoy homemade food and good company.

"You'll notice that they're very happy because they don't get out that often, so when they do, they really love it," said Moyer.

Moyer said this event has been going on for...

July 25, 2011 - 2:16pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Zane's Landing Park was empty Monday afternoon but come this weekend the sound of Harleys will fill the air.

The 30th Annual Veterans Bike Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday. The event will include a poker run, 50/50 raffle, bike give-a-way, and live entertainment. Organizer Kenny Forsythe said there is something for everybody.

"I like to see a big crowd show up," said Forsythe. "Old, young, enjoy the show, enjoy the entertainment."


July 3, 2011 - 6:32pm
4 years 1 day ago

The celebration of Independence rang true for a number of Veterans on the form of music.

Sunday afternoon The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band took to the Secrest Auditorium stage to play a number of patriotic tunes. But for Band Members who have served, such as Veteran, David Shroder the day had a deeper meaning.

"What if we never had declared our independence from England?" expressed Shroder. "July 4th 1776 is a great day in out nation's history and...

June 5, 2011 - 7:16pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The American Legion Car Show was held this weekend in Coshocton, but for one Warsaw man at the show, it was more than just the horse power.

Mike Ruby began collecting cars in the 80's, but soon discovered he wasn't very good at it.

"Couldn't get that shine, that everybody else gets," said Ruby. "And a friend of mine says, you ought to do something you like, something you know about. And I know about Military vehicles."

May 30, 2011 - 5:34pm
4 years 5 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...

April 30, 2011 - 10:09pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Some area veterans came together this weekend to celebrate a special reunion.

Held at the VFW Hall on Putnam Avenue, Veterans from the 342nd Military Police Unit came together to mark their 20th year reunion of returning home from Operation Desert Storm.

"It's good to see these guys here from 20 years ago. It's amazing how much older all of us are after all these years, we were all young kids back when we were in Desert Storm so come back and now we have kids the age of what...

April 30, 2011 - 4:51pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Community members came together on Saturday to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and their families.

Members of the Military Family Support Group and Boy Scout Troop 164 spent their morning grooming the Veteran's Memorial Garden at Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville. Volunteer A.J. Smidt says it hits close to home for her because she has a soon currently serving in Afghanistan.

"Every grave that I've helped groom today when I look at it I think of how they have all been...

December 7, 2010 - 6:35pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

With the help of The American Red Cross, people are reminded to send holiday mail for our heroes.

For the 4th year in a row, Pitney Bowes and The American Red Cross are teaming up to collect cards that will be sent out to U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families around the world.  Once the cards are mailed to the one main address in Maryland, Pitney Bowes will ship them out at no charge.

"When it gets there, it will be sorted and delivered to Red...

November 17, 2010 - 1:23pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

A local school honors area veterans Wednesday morning.

At Maysville Middle School veterans, invited by students, were treated to songs and breakfast during a special event. One student taking part was the school's student council president who spoke about the importance of honoring those in the military.

"They kept out country free and they deserve it," explained Matthew Pitcock.

Principal Daniels said that involving the students program teaches them life lessons...

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