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Veterans encouraged to share stories

| November 11, 2013

COSHOCTON – The court square was the site of the annual Veterans Day Ceremony which was held Nov. 11. The ceremony was hosted by the Coshocton County Veterans Service Commission and featured guest speaker Brigadier General Myron Ashcraft.

Ashcraft was born and raised in Coshocton County and retired from the service in 2004. During his speech he encouraged those in attendance to thank veterans for their service.

“We need to do this every opportunity we get to,” Ashcraft said. “It is because of veterans that we live in a free country that is the United States. We also need to thank their families because they also sacrificed a lot.”

He also encouraged people to ask veterans to share their stories.

“It may take some work to get it out of them, but I bet they will tell you,” Ashcraft said. “It also will change your life to understand what it is that they did. Some of them will be funny and some will be tragic, but you will never forget their stories.”

Ashcraft hoped the veterans in attendance would comply with this request.

“You must tell your stories,” he said. “It’s the number one gift you can give to the next generation.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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