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Mass. Eagle Scout Leads Charge in Rebuilding Veterans Memorial

Troop fixes Weymouth Military Roll of Honor Wall



    An Eagle Scout and his troop worked together to repair a veteran's wall in Weymouth, Massachusetts. (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    An Eagle Scout in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has gone above and beyond to make sure veterans are being honored properly. Brendan Quinn, 18, rallied his troop and area residents to fix the Weymouth Military Roll of Honor Wall.

    "I came down because I saw, I didn't see it yesterday and I came down because it is an honor," Tim O'Leary, Father of Veteran. "These guys have stepped, we are in a time where there's no draft, they put their self on the line to protect us and somebody like you, I'm very proud of for remembering them. Never forget the military.

    The wall, which sits across the street from Town Hall, was in poor condition so Quinn and Troop 9 spent about a month and a half creating a new symbol of adoration."

    "There's so much patriotism, so much community spirit. It's just overwhelming some times," said George Pontes, Director of Veteran Services, Weymouth.

    The troop may have wanted to shed more attention on those who serve in the armed forces but Sunday's official unveiling proved that Brendan and his friends have become local heroes, especially among military parents.

    "I've gotten a lot of crying mothers and ready eyed fathers coming up to saying this is beautiful and thank you for this," said Quinn.

    The wall is complete but Quinn and his troop are still looking to pay for some of the supplies. Anyone looking to donate can go to the troop's YouCaring page or mail checks to: Troop 9, c/o Brendan Quinn, 29 Tamarack Trail, Weymouth MA 02190.

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