Beaufort News

Bench to be dedicated to World War II vet

A granite bench will be dedicated in memory of Maj. Gen. Joseph E. Bastion Jr. at 2 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.

Nonprofit organizations Friends of the Library, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Meals on Wheels of Bluffton and Hilton Head, and Hospice Care of the Lowcountry will sponsor the ceremony. Bastion, a World War II veteran, left an endowment for those organizations, among others, after he died last year.

"We were unaware of who the donor was for many months," said Shirley DeHond, board member for Meals on Wheels. "And now that we do know, we wanted to do something to express our gratitude for all of the wonderful ways this endowment has helped each organization."