Breaking News
Today is
November 23, 2014

Wayne Hospital Foundation unveils Veterans Memorial


The Water Rock is the focal point of the Veterans Memorial in front of the main entrance to Wayne Healthcare. (Bob Robinson photo)

GREENVILLE – “This memorial is dedicated to every man and woman who ever served honorably in a branch of the United States military.” No distinction is made whether the service was one day or career, combat or non-combat. The Wayne Hospital Foundation funded the Veterans Memorial but also thanked David Furlong, president of Fitzwater Tree and Lawn Care for his company’s generous donation of the water rock, memorial plaque and labor to make the Memorial possible. The foundation especially thanked those who served.

The Wayne Hospital Veterans Memorial was dedicated Aug. 15. It is located in front of the main entrance to the hospital. Pavers are engraved with service personnel’s service information, with the focal point the water rock and flag pole. A marker noting the branches of service sits at its base. The flag pole flies the American and POW/MIA flags, donated by American Legion Post 140, as well as the Ohio flag, presented by State Representative Jim Buchy.

The Memorial ceremony was attended by members of the District 2 Disabled American Veterans, commanded by Robert A. Foster, DAV members Floyd Foreman and Dale Marker, Veterans of Foreign Wars member Clark Lease and American Legion member Carl Wetzel. Also attending were a number of hospital employees and relatives of those who served.

Brief remarks were provided by Wayne Deschambeau, President/CEO of Wayne HealthCare, Aaron Cox, Co-chair of the Wayne Hospital Foundation, Furlong, Ohio Senator Keith Faber, Buchy, Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers, Darke County Commissioners Mike Stegall and Diane Delaplane, and Darke County Chamber of Commerce Director Sharon Deschambeau. Greenville High School senior Brook Netzley sang the National Anthem.

Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion served for the flag raising of the official dedication of Wayne Hospital Foundation’s Veterans Memorial. (Bob Robinson photo)

Email Signup

Featured Photos

Fish asks for annual Mitten Tree donations
Roads treacherous after first major snow
Minster knocks Tigers out in 2nd round
Ally Russell commits to WSU softball program
Keaser honored for years of emergency service
Hot Head Burritos celebrates 4 years
Clark named Horse Parade Grand Marshal

Local Events

  1. Darke County Commissioners Meeting

    November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week on Monday and Wednesday
  2. Greenville Toastmasters #1238

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the fourth Tuesday
  3. Arcanum Council

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Darke County Commissioners Meeting

    November 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week on Monday and Wednesday
  5. Public Employee Retirees of Darke Co.

    December 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Early Bird Online