We regret that we are unable to host the 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony.

  • Podium: Logan Library
  • Red Roses for graves receiving markers: Kroger, Lancaster
  • Family members from various states
  • Tom O’Grady and Bosha Green - Athens Historical Society
  • Judy Orr Rastatter - President of Fairfield County Genealogical Society
  • Jodi Wright – Vice President of the Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Sylvia Realty – Andy Sylvia – Athens
  • Burt Perkins – Assistance with placing markers
  • FAAC Board Members and FAAC volunteers
  • Special thanks to Al Jazeera Producers for filming a documentary.
  • Our sincerest gratitude to the Ohio University Army ROTC Cadres and Cadets for their continued support at every FAAC event!
  • Special thanks to Thompson Plageman Memorials – (Kevin Thompson) for their support and generosity to provide the memorial markers at an affordable price and for providing the cement also. Thank you for going above and beyond to help us meet our goals!

annual veterans day ceremony
november 8, 2014

We acknowledge and appreciate all these who gave their time and talents to making this ceremony a special day:

  • Presentation of the Colors (Ohio University Army ROTC Color Guard)
  • Blessing – Ms. Lynda Fraley - Fields of Grace Church, Athens
  • MC Service - Mr. Tom Collins
  • Speaker – Mr. Terry Frost
  • Re-enactors, gun salutes and cannon volley lead by Mr. Martin Lowry
  • Singer – Yessica Barber
  • Singer – Joey Jay Russell
  • Taps by Carolyn Cade
  • Sound System by Brian South   
  • Sandwiches Subway, Logan
  • Doughnuts -Mrs. Liz Collins, Logan
  • Muffins and coffee – Margaret Wilmeth, Logan
  • White Carnations: Flowers by Darlene, Logan
  • Ed Vanvickle (Village of Lithopolis)- chairs, signs, tables, tent    

veterans buried in the cemeteries

Some of the veterans who were treated at the Athens Asylum and died there have lain beneath anonymous stones for over 100 years. Ongoing research is being done to discover all the veterans and obtain identifying stones for them which not only have names, birth date and death date but also their rank and service unit.