Slack and Wallace Funeral Home offers program to honor area veterans

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 7, 2011

SOUTH POINT — In a continued effort to serve America’s heroes, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home has recently initiated a new program to provide a charitable contribution in the name of veterans they have the privilege to serve.

Called Honoring the Veteran, the program provides a donation in the veteran’s name to support the work of specific charities that work on behalf of other veterans and their families.

“Families of veterans are seeking meaningful, unique ways to create a lasting tribute to their loved one,” says Richard Slack, funeral director/owner. “When they take advantage of our Honoring the Veteran program, they know that they are making a valuable contribution that touches the lives of thousands.”

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The program allows families to choose from three charities.

They can donate to the American Red Cross, which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid worldwide; Vietnam-era veterans and their families; or the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, which preserves and tells the stories of the many amphibious invasions of World War II.

“The best part of the Honoring the Veteran program is that the donation is made at no cost to the family. Beth Wallace-McNearney, funeral director/owner.

“The funeral home has partnered with Aurora Casket Company, and when our families choose an Aurora casket or urn, Aurora makes the donation on their behalf. It’s just another way for us to thank the men and women who have honorably served our country.”

Slack and Wallace Funeral Home is family-owned and operated and located at 802 Solida Road, South Point. For more information about Honoring the Veteran, contact the funeral home at 740-894-4321 or visit their site on the web at