Bassett Funeral Service to honor Korean War, DMZ Conflict vets with bench

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BASSETT (WSLS10) - Bassett Funeral Service is trying to honor Henry County veterans who fought in the Korean War or Korean DMZ Conflict, but needs your help.

The funeral service will be putting up a bench outside the Bassett Historical Center with the names of vets who lived or are still living in the county inscribed on the back of it.

If you would like to have someone's name added to the bench, bring a copy of his or her military discharge papers to the funeral service by August 15.

"I've had several calls and several people stopping by already bringing me the DD-214, the discharge," said Paul Kennedy, the owner and vice president of Bassett Funeral Service. "One gentleman told me this morning, 'thank you for what you're doing because this is the war that we were forgotten.'"

Kennedy said the idea came about after a local Korean DMZ Conflict veteran came in and spoke to him about getting a monument built.

If you don't have the paperwork, the Bassett Historical Center will help you get it.

The bench will officially be dedicated on November 2.

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