State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) along with other state and local officials will join the family and friends of Lance Corporal Daniel G. Zegarac on Friday to honor the fallen soldier's sacrifice during a special ceremony at the Kirtland City Hall Veterans Memorial.
Senator Eklund and former State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) jointly sponsored Senate Bill 371 last December to designate State Route 306 within Kirtland city limits as the "U.S.M.C. LCpl. Daniel G. Zegarac Memorial Highway" to remember the sacrifice of Zegarac and all Lake County Vietnam veterans who served.
Zegarac graduated from Kirtland High School in June 1966 before leaving for Marine Corps training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. LCpl. Zegarac's troop deployed for Vietnam on January 11, 1967. Just three months later, at age 19, he died while fighting in Vietnam's Quang Nam Province.
WHAT: Road dedication and sign unveiling for the "U.S.M.C. LCpl. Daniel G. Zegarac Memorial Highway"
WHO: Family and friends of LCpl. Daniel Zegarac, State Senators John Eklund and Kenny Yuko, and other state and local officials.
WHERE: Kirtland City Hall Veterans Memorial, 9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.
WHEN: Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10 a.m.