Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In Florida, a Gold Award Project Honors World War 1 Veterans

In Florida, a Girl Scout named Mckenzie was inspired to re-invigorate up the World War I Memorial at All Saints Cemetery.

The TC Palm reports that Mckenzie
is working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouting. To reach that goal, she must complete a project designed to develop her leadership skills and create a lasting impact on the lives of others.

Mckenzie chose to make improvements to the World War I Memorial at All Saints Cemetery in Jensen Beach and plan a Veteran's Day ceremony to rededicate the memorial. She has received commitments of donations for plants from Home Depot and is trying to secure a donated bench for the area. After the physical work is done, Mckenzie will focus on plans for a November 11 ceremony.

She has confirmed the attendance of a chaplain, the honor guard from Hobe Sound VFW Post 10132 and an individual to sing the national anthem.