Local funeral home adds monument to honor Veterans

zbmonumentGREENVILLE – Since the United States military has been fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home has offered support for our troops by shipping custom care packages overseas. On Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), they will unveil a new monument that will be on permanent display at their Greenville funeral home location.

For more than six months, General Manager Phillip Pierri worked on a design that would honor Veterans that have passed away and their families. Along with Edwin F. Nickol Monuments in Versailles, Pierri has developed a design that will incorporate all five branches of the military onto a granite stone.

“I have wanted to do something to honor our Vets for quite some time,” Pierri told The Early Bird. “It really hits home since my brother R.C. is in the Army.”

The 48″ x 48″ will display the symbols for the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, with the statement… “Thank You For Your Service To Our Country”. The monument will be placed near the current flag pole at the funeral home, located at 1499 N. Broadway. During a service for a Veteran, the funeral home will fly the flag of that Veteran’s branch and will display a granite name plate below the new monument, that will display the Veteran’s name, branch and dates of service. Following the funeral services, the family will be presented with the granite name plate… compliments of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. This will be part of the reduced Veteran’s service rate the funeral home currently offers.

A ceremony will take place in front of the funeral home – on Nov. 11 – to dedicate the monument, with local Honor Guard members in attendance prior to the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Greenville. They hope to do something similar in the future at the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Pierri concluded.

For more information about the monument or how you can send an overseas military care package, contact Phillip Pierri at 937-548-4141.

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