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New brick base installed at Goshen monument park
Litchfield.bz (09-09-17)


Goshen Boy Scout Clayton Ives, right, puts down new bricks at the base of one of the war monuments in Goshen as part of his Eagle Scout project. Looking on are Ives' father, Brandon, center, and Joe Pedone. Contributed photos

The war monuments in front of Goshen Town Hall look even better now that Boy Scout Clayton Ives has installed a brick base around them.

Ives, as part of his Eagle Scout project, finished the brickwork last week with help from his father, Brandon. Joe Pedone of Goshen also had a hand in the project.

Ives, representing Troop 35, has been collecting names of Goshen residents who have served in the military since 1991. The names will be engraved on a plaque that will be mounted to one of the monuments. It has been a laborious effort to identify residents eligible to have their names on the monument.

Goshen's American Legion Post 46 has been supporting Ives' efforts. The bricks for the monuments were donated by O&G Industries and stone dust for the base was donated by Bill Colby of Goshen. Home Deport donated plastic edging.

The idea of a brick base was also supported by the Goshen Garden Club, which maintains flower beds around the monuments.

  

Joe Pedone, center, had his hands all over the project.

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