Gregory B. Levett And Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory will unveil a beautiful memorial garden on Memorial Day weekend to honor the men and women who have died protecting and preserving America’s freedom.
The funeral home will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the Veterans Memorial Garden on May 26, 5 p.m., at its South DeKalb location, 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur. The national holiday is May 27.
“We wanted to do something to honor our veterans and give back to them since they have given so much to us. Sometimes, they had to give everything— even their lives. By creating a Veterans Memorial Garden, we are able to honor our veterans and add to the beauty of the community. Those are two great things,” said Gregory B. Levett, Sr., co-founder and owner of Gregory B. Levett And Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, which is the largest African American-owned funeral home firm in the Southeast.
The memorial garden will provide a place for veterans, families, friends and the local community to reflect on the lives and sacrifices of those who served in all branches of the U.S. armed forces.
“We hope all veterans will come out and let us say thank you. Given the service they have provided to all of us, I think they deserve it and it a privilege for me and my family to honor them in this way,” said Levett. ‘This is a great opportunity for anyone who has lost someone who severed our country and the community as a whole, to come celebrate with us. I hope everybody comes out to say thank you.”