Historical Rejuvenation

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The neglected headstones of local Civil War veterans have been reset and cleaned by a group of Boy Scouts helping one of their members earn his Eagle Scout designation.

Roncalli High School sophomore Andrew York has known for years that he wanted to achieve the top rank in scouting. Each Eagle Scout candidate is responsible for putting together a service project that reflects their interests and that serves the good of the community.

After learning that the Civil War section at Greenwood Cemetery was desperate for upkeep, York thought it might be a good project.

“It turned out to be a really good idea,” York said.

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