Friday, February 8, 2019

Clarification issued today on front page of The Palm Beach Post.

Here is an accurate headline in The Palm Beach Post print edition today (Feb. 8th) about today’s funeral and ceremony of honor in suburban Lake Worth:

World War II vet, 93, will be buried
with flag ceremony

The headline in the Post online edition yesterday was wrong regarding a ceremony this morning at 11:30 and the tribute and burial at 1:30 in the afternoon:

For his services on a submarine chaser for three years in the Navy during World War II, Ralph Anthony Mercurio will be honored at his funeral Friday [TODAY] with a Naval Honor Guard and flag ceremony at the South Florida National Cemetery.

The headline and story posted in the online edition yesterday was very misleading:

WWII veteran widow’s concern: Enough mourners at husband’s funeral in Lake Worth?

Not until the very last two paragraphs in the online edition yesterday was the actual location of this funeral and ceremony given.

Clarification issued on the front page of the Post print edition today:

Two services are planned for today. The first service will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mathews Catholic Church, 6090 Hypoluxo Road, in suburban Lake Worth. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lane No. 5.

From St. Mathews Catholic Church here are directions to the South Florida National Cemetery:

Take Hypoluxo Rd. west to State Rd. 7 (441) and go north. After a short drive the national cemetery will be on your left (west side of 441). Look for signs or volunteers giving directions to the ceremony and burial site.