November 4, 2002
Veterans Memorial to be dedicated
BOTHELL - A new Veterans Memorial, the brainchild of six local Eagle Scout candidates from Boy Scout Troop 356, will be formally dedicated Nov. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 NE 190th Street, Bothell.
"This memorial will recognize the bravery and devotion of the veterans from all over the United States, not just the veterans of Bothell," said a brochure circulated by the six members of Troop 356.
The teens received donations from local clubs and families and sold bricks honoring individual veterans for $50 each, raising more than $7,000 for the project.
The memorial consists of a brick path leading up to a circle of bricks. On either side of the circle is a bench, and arranged in a semi-circle around the path are seven flags: U.S., Washington, MIA/POW and five branches of the military.
Bricks in the circle are engraved with veterans' names; in the center is a garden of native plants and a plaque.
"To my knowledge, it's the first time a multi-Scout Eagle Project has been approved in this area," said Meek. "Mathew Moloney, Matt Cavanaugh, John Meissner, Kevin Hare, Mike Hare and Nathaniel Williams worked hard on this project, and the result is an incredible tribute to our veterans."