Holland Post Office employees honor comrade with memorial procession

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January 12, 2018

More than a dozen U.S. Postal Service employees drove their trucks in a procession Thursday, Jan. 11, to honor a fellow employee who died last week.

The letter carriers drove their trucks single file from Zion Lutheran Church to Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel in Holland, just before a memorial for their colleague, Forrest A. Galecki, whom many knew as “Tony.”

“It’s a way to show our support,” said Scott George, a letter carrier for USPS, who organized the procession. He said they had done it for other fellow employees who had died, and they wanted to show their love and support for the man and his family now.

“This is basically for his family,” he said. “We’ve done it for a few other people. The gratitude … is worth doing it again.”

Galecki, 59, died Jan. 2 at his home in Saugatuck. The memorial service with military honors took place 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Mulder Chapel. He worked at the Post Office more than 20 years, according to George.


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Denise Kelso

One of my supervisors committed suicide. She was a Veteran. You should’ve seen the mail trucks lining the cemetery. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would’ve been awesome.

Cindy Askew Chreiman

Prayers for all of his family and his postal family

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