Toledo Zoo recognizes service professionals at Day of Honor

Press Staff Writer

          More than 4,000 visitors celebrated local community service professionals at Toledo Zoo’s Day of Honor, held Sept. 9.

          In recognition of their dedication and service, the Zoo offered free admission and organized special activities to celebrate local police officers, firefighters, EMTs, military personnel and hospital staff. 

          Throughout the day, the honorees explored zoo exhibits, encountered wildlife, and participated in a variety of activities, including a special performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, Spirit of Freedom Brass and presentation of giant thank-you cards signed by Zoo visitors.

          “The Toledo Zoo believes in the importance of recognizing the dedication and sacrifice of local service professionals. Their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our community are truly inspiring,” said Jen Brassil, director of PR and communications events. “We are grateful for their service and are honored to have had the opportunity to show our appreciation.”

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