Stories tagged with: veterans

April 30, 2011 - 10:09pm
5 years 12 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
5 years 12 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
5 years 32 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
5 years 35 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...

November 11, 2010 - 10:55pm
5 years 36 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 - 7:09pm
5 years 37 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 - 6:08pm
5 years 37 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 - 5:57pm
5 years 37 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 - 6:18pm
5 years 46 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 - 5:05pm
5 years 47 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.

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