Thursday, September 17, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Honor Zachary Myers

On September 8, 2009, Westerville resident & Delaware native, PFC Zachary Myers was killed in Iraq.

Zach was just 21, married, with a 14-month-old daughter.

Zach's funeral is this Saturday (September 19th) with full military honors rendered at Blendon Cemetery at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held on Friday, September, 18, 2009, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Vineyard Church of Columbus, 6000 Cooper Road. There is a 10 a.m. church service for Zach on September 19th before a procession to Blendon Cemetery.

The procession will travel north on Cleveland Ave. from Schrock Rd., turn east on Polaris Parkway, then south on State St. through Uptown, ending at Dempsey Rd., where it will turn toward its final destination at Blendon Cemetery for graveside ceremony and burial.

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Zach's father-in-law, Ernie Daughtery, has requested Westerville residents line State Street and hold an American flag while the procession moves through Uptown Westerville at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Debbie and Jeff Mitchell of Serendipity, 33 E. College, are taking donations for a fund for Zach's daughter.

Photographer Gary Gardiner, bids a heartfelt final farewell to PFC Zach Myers. Click here to view.

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

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