Eagle Scout Unveils New Vet Monument

Davis’ project on display at Tioga County Veteran’s Office

by Stacey Dondey – December 12, 2017

Jarrod Davis, son of Kirk and Joann Davis, completed his Eagle scout project with an unveiling of a veterans monument on December 7th, 2017. The American flag flew at half mass on Pearl Harbor Day as the Davis family laid a wreath at the stone monument commemorating our brave veterans.

His project spanned nearly an entire year as he and his mentor, Kelly Thompson, a Navy veteran, worked to raise funds, plan the site and collaborated with local, John Mitchell on construction and landscaping.

Commander Scott Ostrom of VFW post 572 was the largest donor on the project and proudly attended with his wife Anice Ostrom. Jarrod was able to diligently serve the community under budget and donated the remaining funds to the Tioga County Veterans Affairs Office for the Outreach Program.

“I knew it would be done right,” stated Tioga County Commissioner Roger Bunn of Jarrod’s project. Bunn, along with fellow Commissioners Erick Coolidge & Mark Hamilton spoke at the ceremony.

Veterans affairs Director, Tim Cleveland spoke of Jarrod’s patriotism, public service and willingness to go above and beyond. He awarded Jarrod a challenge coin for his service. “I’ll hold it close and dear to my heart for all veterans, friends and family,” Jarrod said of what the coin meant to him.

Jarrod was also awarded two congratulatory citations from both House Representative Matt Baker and Senator Joe Scarnati. A mere 1% – 2% of all eagle scout projects are awarded citations based on the scale, scope and effort involved. Representative Baker hopes he will continue in future public service saying, “He emulates the best in what youth can be.”

Credits:
Idea/Concept: Stacey Dondey
Videography: Kaitlyn Callahan
Video Editing: Kaitlyn Callahan
Writing: Stacey Dondey
Anchor: Amiee Jones
Correspondent: Stacey Dondey

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