Stories tagged with: veterans

November 11, 2010 - 9:55pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

Local veterans are being honored.

The public was invited to attend the 2010 Muskingum County Veterans Hall of Fame induction that took place Thursday evening at the Secrest Auditorium here in Zanesville.

"We're recognizing them basically for being a veteran that have served our country and served our community after they got out," said President of the Muskingum County Veterans Council Bud Johnson.

The Veterans Council selected four new members: P.J....

November 7, 2010 - 6:09pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

The Lions Club of Duncan Falls hosted a lunch this afternoon to thank and honor the veterans of our country. Lions member Steve Tyo says it's also important to show support of active duty soldiers.

"I can tell you from past experience when I was in the service, [when] I got a care package from home, I didn't care what was in it, it meant a lot," said Tyo.

He says with the various deployments happening, it can be tolling on families. That's why the national club has...

November 6, 2010 - 5:08pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

Local residents are also lining the streets to honor our local veterans.

Following the dedication ceremony, was the annual Veterans Day Parade. Those in the crowd not only cheered for the veterans of past wars, but soldiers who are currently serving.

A variety of floats were on display including families of active duty troops, marching bands, and local clubs.

"Every able bodied person ought to be a veteran," said Don Hindel who is a veteran of the Korean War...

November 6, 2010 - 4:57pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

While veterans day isn't until Thursday, local men and women are already receiving special recognition for their service this weekend.

Muskingum county's World War II and Korean War memorial dedication ceremony was held outside the courthouse in downtown Zanesville Saturday morning. All veterans in attendance received a medal thanking them for their commitment to our country.

"It's been long over due, this project has been in the making for about eight years and we...

August 31, 2010 - 5:18pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

The Zanesville community is already planning how to honor its veterans this November.

Veterans Council President, Bud Johnson, says he sent letters out to the community yesterday, asking for people's involvement in the annual parade, and he's already received four float entries, which is overwhelming.

"I know everybody in this county is touched by a veteran somewhere. Spend 30 minutes of your time and watch them, " says Johnson.

Johnson has been in charge of the...

August 26, 2010 - 4:05pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

Entering the civilian world for some soldiers has been made easier by one local college.

According to the publication, G.I. Jobs, Zane State College has been named along the top 15% of schools in the nation that are embracing Ameria's veterans as students.

"All the services combined are to make sure the veteran have the support that they need and to accommodate them and give them a full college experience," said President of Zane State College Dr. Paul Brown.

July 12, 2010 - 5:51pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

A group of disabled veterans are biking almost 40 miles a day.

They passed through Zanesville late this morning on their way to Cambridge. It's a journey, titled "Sea to Shining Sea," that started almost 2 months ago at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and will take the group of 30 to Virginia.

"This ride has basically been momentum. We started off as a group of strangers. Most of us were injured veterans, and as we've gone from state to state, from...

July 4, 2010 - 5:47pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

In coordination with the city's celebration, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band entertained community members with music to go along with the holiday.

In front of the courthouse, the band played tunes that struck a note with many in the audience.

"We love to play on July Fourth, it gives us a chance to feature some of our patriotic music. We have a wonderful medley of all the Armed Forces songs that we play and have the veterans stand up in the audience," says Jeff...

May 31, 2010 - 4:33pm
5 years 26 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...

December 29, 2009 - 5:39pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

One local veteran is honoring the passing of a fellow Medal of Honor recipient.

Ron Rosser is flying a blue Medal of Honor flag outside the front of his house for Robert Howard, who he says is the most decorated soldier in US history.

Rosser met Howard back in 1959 at the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

"He used to come up and talk to me all the time. He kind of idolized me and wanted to be like me. I used to tell him, don't try to be like me, son, "...

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