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Funeral Home Finalizes Details for Feeks' Memorial Tribute

Residents are encouraged to line Route 2 at 10 a.m. Monday to honor Edgewater Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks, as his body is escorted in to town.

After gaining approval from the Feeks family, the is moving forward with its to honor Edgewater’s fallen Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks at 10 a.m. Monday.

At about 10 a.m. Monday, residents are encouraged to line Solomons Island Road in Edgewater with flags “as their fallen hero comes home,” according to one funeral home employee.

Feeks, a 28-year-old Navy SEAL, was killed Aug. 16 with seven other Americans and four Afghans when .

Hundreds are expected to attend Feeks’ viewing from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, but the funeral home’s staff members also are rallying the community to host a “welcome home tribute” for the “fallen hero,” said Don Rakoskie, who works at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home.

“We have received confirmation that Feeks’ body will depart Dover Air Force Base at 8 a.m. Monday and arrive at our funeral home at approximately 10 a.m.,” Rakoskie said. “We understand the hearse will be escorted from Dover by the Patriot Guard. They will exit Route 50 at Route 2 and proceed south to the funeral home.”

Since Tuesday, funeral home staff members and community residents have been working to stage the special tribute for Feeks. Many officers and schools will be closed for Labor Day, so Rakoskie and his co-workers are encouraging neighbors throughout the area to honor the fallen Navy SEAL.

“We hope and encourage our neighbors throughout the area to recognize Feeks’ patriotic service to our country by lining Route 2 to pay their respects to one of our nation’s and community’s fallen heroes,” Rakoskie told Patch.

The funeral home is working with county police and is asking people to park in safe areas and avoid clogging Solomons Island Road as much as possible.

Anyone interested in attending the event should contact the funeral home at 410-956-4488.

Nancy Lee Hall September 02, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I would like to thank Kalas Funeral Home fo arranging this event for Navy Seal Patrick Feeks and to thank him for his service to our Country. God Bless his family and to let them know that my prayers are with them!!
A Hesterameliahester@yahoo.com September 02, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Thank you for serving our country and thank you for saving Sadie in Afghanistan she now has a great life in the USA. You are a HERO and will be missed may God bless you and your family, friends and fellow soldiers......
VIOLET SMART September 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
May your soul find rest thanks for your service.
Tina looney September 03, 2012 at 10:50 PM
God bless him and all the men and women who serve I wish I could be there to honor him.
Debbi Webber September 05, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Thank you to the Kalas Funeral Home for arranging that this young Hero, Navy Seal Patrick Feeks, be Honored by Family, Friends and fellow Americans. What an awesome gift to Honor our Heroes.

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