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Young Scout builds benches for veterans with Eagle project

By KSL.com | Posted - Oct. 14, 2011 at 7:40 p.m.


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BLUFFDALE -- A young Eagle Scout in Bluffdale is inspired by America's veterans.

And so he found a way to give back for their sacrifices. Dylan Drury, 14 yeas old, decided to install two new meditation benches at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.

"Veterans help our country out. It's just something I could give back to them." he said

Dylan said several funerals occur each week, but there was only one bench for visiting families. Dylan raised 600 dollars needed for two more granite benches.

"I live right down the street from it, and I can see it my whole life," he said, explaining why he chose the project.

With help from other members in his troop, the benches tonight now stand as Dylan's memorial to US veterans.

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