Daughters of the American Revolution serve hold luncheon for veterans

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Veterans gathered from all around the area Friday for an appreciation luncheon.

The Daughters of the American Revolution paired up with the Blue Star Mothers and local Departments of Veterans Affairs to put on the cookout. There were veterans in attendance from a few different wars, including 94-year-old World War Two vet, Joe Pishner of the U.S Army.

“Well I was in the anti-aircraft 75 years ago this week. We were on the English coast side of Omaha Beach shooting down V-1’s that were trying to destroy London.” Pishner added, “I’m very grateful to still be alive, and I thank God everyday that he spared my life many times. I had very many close calls.”

Pishner was very grateful they held the luncheon, and he said it is great to swap stories with other veterans. At the luncheon, Megan Snyder, a reenactor dressed in World War Two attire. She talks in first person, and talks about what she went through during World War Two. Daughter of the American Revolution Member, Caribeth Legats said our veterans are our most prized possession and they deserve to be thanked.

Legats said, “Many of them sacrificed their lives and the ones that did return are still here but they deserve thank you’s all the time because they have really helped this country out and saved us.”

While Snyder said, “I think history is a really important thing. It’s easier to see people portray history than to just read it in a book. I have done a lot of research on this. My entire reenactment group has and the thing is, I think history is the best way to know how to move forward.

The Muskingum Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution thank everyone that battled the heat to enjoy the day and support our veterans.