|Joseph Farish Jr.|
Owner and operator Joseph Farish, Jr., Esquire, a lifelong resident, is a noted attorney, philanthropist and decorated World War II veteran. A D-Day survivor, he served with the Big Red One First Infantry Division and also fought in the North African, Sicilian and European campaigns, earning five battle stars. Following World War II, Farish operated a successful Lincoln-Mercury Dealership and, as a reward for outstanding performance, the Ford Motor Company sent him to Normandy in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
At the Omaha Beach Cemetery, he was asked to give the invocation and place a wreath. This touching ceremony moved him to fulfill a dream of helping all families in their time of loss. When the site adjacent to the South Florida VA National Cemetery became available, he immediately sought approval to build the Palm Beach National Chapel, noting “This is an important way to give back and serve families in this area and to honor Palm Beach Count veterans.