Eagle Scout Project for Veterans

$6,425 of $6,400 goal

Raised by 71 people in 45 months

I am pursuing the highest rank of Eagle with Scout Troop 1231 in Winfield, Maryland. I recently began my junior year at Century High School. In addition to being a Boy Scout, I am a member of the Century Marching Knights, a member of Young Life club, and I play lacrosse.

My project plan is to build a monument dedicated to veterans from my community. It will be built at Freedom Park located at 100 Raincliff Rd., Sykesville, MD. It will consist of a 21 by 34 foot cement base, with seven flagpoles to fly the American flag, a flag for each military branch, (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and POW flag), two benches, and a stone engraved monument with a dedication to veterans. My project will be a benefit to the community because it will provide a central location to render honor to local veterans. It will be a place of reflection for the entire community. It could be used for ceremonies for Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and other events. There is nothing like this in the Sykesville community. At the moment, I am in the fundraising stage. The estimated cost to complete this project is approximately $6,500.  I am hoping to raise enough money to complete my project in early spring of 2015. All money raised that is left over from the project will be donated to the Freedom Area Recreational Council. 

Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support in helping me earn my rank of Eagle. I am very excited about my project and how it will bring attention and appreciation to veterans who have sacrificed so much for all of us. 

 I would certainly appreciate any donation towards my Eagle Project. You can donate on this page, or if you prefer you can send a check made out to: Troop 1231 and mail It to me at: 5619 Breckenridge Ct., Sykesville, MD 21784

Sincerely yours,
Michael Slein

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Wednesday, June 10
6:30 pm
Sykesville Freedom Park, Raincliff Road
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After a full year of planning and fund raising, my Eagle Scout Project is complete. I made a monument to all veterans in our area of Sykesville MD. It looks beautiful and I couldn't have done it without the support from my community and the generous help of my family, friends, fellow scouts and scout leaders. What started as an almost impossible endeavor has finally come to a reality. A monument of this magnitude is something that will truly last long after I am gone but the legacy that our veterans leave behind will remain. Thank you for everybody's kind support, and generous donations towards a common goal. Supporting our nation and those who fight for us. The monument is located in none other than freedom park, directly behind the snack shack.
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I am in the final steps to complete my project. In the last two weeks the remaining dirt was removed and I with help painted the back of the building that my monument backs up to. The stone center monument and benches will be delivered and installed by the end of the week. I will be planning a dedication ceremony.
Mike Slein
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Tonight we installed the six flagpoles. Now I need to move the dirt that is left, put down grass seed and I'm waiting for the center stone monument and benches to be complete. It looks great. I'm really thankful to everyone who has helped along the way especially Mr. Mike Blaney, Big Al, and Mr. Chris Schissler.
--Mike Slein
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$6,425 of $6,400 goal

Raised by 71 people in 45 months
Created September 14, 2014
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The Pellegrino's
38 months ago

We are so excited for you and your progress! Keep up the great work!

Wittle Family
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
Bobbie and Jerry Boone
38 months ago

A very worthy project. Best of Luck.

Pape Family
39 months ago (Offline Donation)
Becky and Tom Ronayne
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Rachlinski Family
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