Two local veterans will be laid to rest with help from Green Funeral Home and Cemetery, and the Missing in America Project. Green Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial network of providers. Dignity Memorial has several initiatives to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military.
George Duefield, who served in the United States Air Force, died in 2008 at the age of 70. Jack Lunich, who served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, died in 2005 at the age of 74.
A burial service featuring full military honors will be provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs. The Veterans will be honored with a public service at 11 am at Green Funeral Home on Main Street in Danbury. There will be a procession to a ceremony and burial scheduled for 1 pm at the State Veterans Cemetery located in Middletown. Connecticut's Commissioner of Veteran Affairs and the Lt. Governor will participate in the ceremony.
Green Funeral Home manager John Falkowski says the two veterans are a true testament to the sacrifice our service men and women make for our country. He says they are honored to work with the Missing in America Project to provide Duefield and Lunich with the dignified military service they deserve.
Green Funeral Home is a founding member and proud recipients of a Level 4 Community Partner status with their “We Honor Veterans” program. The We Honor Veterans program is a part of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dignity Memorial has several initiatives to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. The initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational Veteran seminars and special pricing for members of Veterans service organizations.