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Former owner and operator Joseph Farish Jr., a lifelong resident, is a noted attorney, philanthropist and decorated World War II veteran. When the site adjacent to the South Florida VA National Cemetery became available, he immediately sought approval to build Palm Beach National Chapel, noting “This is an important way to give back and serve families in this area and to honor Palm Beach County veterans."
A D-Day survivor, Mr. Farish served with the Big Red One First Infantry Division and also fought in the North African, Sicilian and European campaigns, earning five battle stars. Following World War II, he operated a successful Lincoln-Mercury Dealership and, as a reward for outstanding performance, the Ford Motor Company sent him to Normandy in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
At the Omaha Beach Cemetery, he was asked to give the invocation and place a wreath. This touching ceremony moved him to fulfill a dream of helping all families in their time of loss.