Three Zionsville Community High School students from Boy Scout Troop 358 are using their Eagle Scout projects to help create a Whitestown Veterans Memorial.
Chris Luciani, Luke Revercomb and Lucas Pishon will build an engraved brick path with limestone blocks honoring veterans.
“I think what is so important about the memorial is that us, as Scouts, can give back to our community through our Eagle Scout projects. I couldn’t have thought of a better way to do so than making a Veterans Memorial,” Luciani said.
Revercomb sees an additional benefit.
“I think it is important that people will no longer have to walk through mud just to change the flags. We will be creating a nice place for people to pay their respects,” Revercomb said.
Luciani, who will be a junior in August, is in charge of the brick walkway and engraved bricks. The memorial will include more than 3,000 personalized bricks honoring area veterans. There will be five limestone blocks recognizing each branch of military service.
Revercomb is handling the landscape. He and Pishon will be seniors.
“I will be upgrading lighting and putting in new bushes and mulch. Also, I will be weeding and making sure everything looks nice,” Revercomb said.
Pishon is in charge of the limestone memorial markers.
Money from the brick sales will help fund the project. There are two GoFundMe campaigns to help. The Scouts hope to conclude the project in September.
Pishon is attempting to raise $6,796 at gofundme.com/eagle-project-veterans-courtyard.
Revercomb is close to his goal of $1,221 for the landscaping. His page is gofundme.com/eagle-projectveteranslandscaping.
To order bricks, visit wmcveteransmemorial.wixsite.com/mysite.