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Boy Scout Troop project honors veterans

December 15, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Boy Scout Troop 14 from Mount Pleasant teamed with Valley Hospice for a special project honoring veterans, making approximately 60 hero plaques that were distributed to veterans in Valley Hospice care.

"The idea came about from Valley Hospice as a commitment to honor their patients who are veterans and the need for Scouts to do a good turn daily," said Scoutmaster Jeff Dickerson.

The plaques made as part of a community service project read a "A Hero's Salute - Valley Hospice."

"Last year we teamed up with Valley Hospice and made small flag holders for them to give to the veterans, and it was a hit with their patients, so we thought we'd do something again this year. These boys were just living the Scout motto, 'Do a Good Turn Daily.'"

The plaques were done as part of Valley Hospice's "A Hero's Salute," which is designed to provide specialized end-of-life care and support to Valley Hospice patients who have served in the military and their families.

"The Boy Scouts wanted to do a project to give back to veterans, and Valley Hospice wanted to do something to honor our veteran patients so it was a good fit," said Andrea Stoll, co-chair of the Valley Hospice Veterans Initiative.

"Caring for our veterans is an honor and we want to show them that we appreciate them on Veterans Day, and every day. "We are so thankful that our local Boy Scouts took on this project and were excited to personally deliver several of the plaques to our patients," Stoll added.

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