Eagle Scout candidate aims to restore Miami Twp. Veterans Memorial

Reparing the Miami Twp. Veterans Memorial is the project Miamisburg High School junior Tony Foster chose to earn Eagle Scout. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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Reparing the Miami Twp. Veterans Memorial is the project Miamisburg High School junior Tony Foster chose to earn Eagle Scout. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A 16-year-old Miamisburg High School junior is working to repair Miami Twp.’s Veterans Memorial as a community project to earn his Eagle Scout badge.

Tony Foster is the grandson of a vet, and his father served in the U.S. Marines and is a member of the Army National Guard. The teen, who is also considering joining the service, is managing the project, which he has been planning several months, according to the township.

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“…I thought it was a nice thing to do for all the veterans of our community, to show respect to them,” Foster said.

The teen recruited volunteers, held organizational meetings, and secured supplies. The township provided the bricks and sand, while Home Depot donated a gift card to buy gloves and safety equipment.

Part of the work involved removing loose bricks from the memorial, located at the Miami Twp. Government Center on Lyons Road. They then laid down new sand to create a stronger base and re-installed the pavers along the granite marker honoring township veterans.

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The teen said he wants to complete the project this fall so he can become an Eagle Scout , an honor his parents said will allow him to drive a car.

“I want to get my driver’s license,” he told township officials. “I want to complete my project in November, so I can get a car.”

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