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Eagle project upgrades VFW memorial

November 9, 2017

FAIRVIEW — Trey Robison, of Boy Scouts of America Troop 502, with the help of several other people recently completed his Eagle Scout project of redoing and significantly improving the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial at the Fairview Cemetery.

There will be a dedication of the project on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., in conjunction with the VFW Flag Ceremony. Lt. Gov Spencer Cox is expected to be in attendance.

The Eagle project consisted of redoing, repairing and adding to the VFW Memorial. It included adding military flag poles, a paver-stone walkway and re-located memorial bench.

All the names of Veteran’s were redone on a display with a flag background and military images which is lighted at night. This also included a plot map with names for locating graves on the other side of the board. A double-sided roof was installed above the display.

Trey Robison started planning the project earlier this year in July, but didn’t start physically working on it until late August. He wanted to have it completed in time for Veteran’s Day, and that goal has been met.

Robison chose this project to honor veterans that have put their lives on the line so that we, as people of this nation, may be free. Robison’s grandfather is a Vietnam veteran and has shared many stories of his experiences.

Trey has always looked up to his grandfather for his service and knows he has a really awesome grandpa! Robison also has memories of sitting with his great-grandfather Chidester, who was a WWII Veteran.

Noticing and recognizing others that are veterans is patriotic and Robison has always noticed. He hopes that this project will honor those that have served and be something for their friends and family to enjoy for years to come.

An inspiring video of the project has been created and can be viewed online by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j88HsUpoguI.

There are many people and entities which have made donations or contributions and performed many volunteer hours to make the project possible. The following are just some of those who are greatly appreciated:

Fairview City, Diana L. Compton for the Veteran’s names, Monk’s Monument, Brent and Sharon Christensen of Christensen Brothers Rock Products, Gryffyn Enterprises, Names In Stone, and the Fairview Second LDS Ward young men and leaders.