Zanesville’s eternal flame is a tribute to Medal of Honor Veterans. This is the only eternal flame memorial dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients in the United States. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on members of the United States armed forces who distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. The Flame is located in Zane’s Landing Park in downtown Zanesville.