Les Spohr (68-69)

Kendall War Memorial Dedication

 

September 2019

Here is Les's commentary on this Memorial.

"My nephew is the Scout Master for this project.  The four boys are doing this for their Eagle Badges."

Press Release: September 4, 2019

Kendall Boy Scout Troop 94 in harmony with the Town of Kendall will be dedicating the Kendall War Memorial, a 4-phase Eagle Project honoring the armed forces of the United States of America, on Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2:00pm at the Kendall Community Park, Kendall Road. (Across from the Kendall Elementary School)

The Memorial project is a joint effort by four Boy Scouts, Ryan Barrett, Jayden Pieniazek, Noah Rath and Brian Shaw, each working to become an Eagle Scout.

The 36-foot-long brick wall features granite plaques highlighting the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror. Alternating the granite plaques are concrete medallions representing the five branches of the military.

Three flag poles stand tall behind the brick wall. The center American flag pole is 35 feet, with 2 30 foot flag poles representing the State of New York and Orleans County standing on either side. The memorial is respectfully lit from dusk to dawn.

Black granite engraved bricks border the memorial sidewalk in honor of veterans who are currently serving, who have served, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, or in appreciation of all veterans.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a black granite stone that previously stood in front of the Kendall Town Hall and was dedicated to Kendall residents who have served.

 

To download the form to purchase a brick to support this Memorial click here.

Contact information: Ken Spohr, Scoutmaster Kendall Troop 94, Phone: (585) 520-9360, Email: KendallWarMemorial@gmail.com, Facebook: Kendall War Memorial

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