Patient Referral

Oxford D-Day Veteran Thanked for Service

The Oxford Press

OXFORD — During June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day, Joseph Zigovits, of Oxford, was a Chief Yeoman for the United States Navy.

Zigovits proudly remembers serving his country during the Battle of Normandy and throughout World War II. Now a 93-year-old hospice patient, Zigovits receives services from Crossroads Hospice at his home in Oxford.

His care team often asks him to recount his experiences in the Navy and to go through the scrapbooks of pictures he took during his time at war. Recently, they saw the chance to thank him for his service.

To give Zigovits a Gift of a Day, Crossroads staff arranged for a special American flag to be flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., to honor the Oxford native.

Through Honor Flight Dayton’s Honoring Yesterday s Heroes program, they also arranged for a picture of Zigovits while in service to be displayed along with the flag at the World War II monument in our nation s capital.

That flag and a photo of the display were delivered to Crossroads and presented to the Veteran in a special ceremony, along with a certificate of thanks from Sen. Sherrod Brown. Zigovits’s daughter and granddaughter joined staff members for the presentation and refreshments.