Honoring Heroes...Bryan's Eagle Project

$690 of $16k goal

Raised by 10 people in 44 months
Bryan Ritchey  63368-Da, US
Mission: To erect a monument that will honor the members of all five branches of our military, both past and present, for their bravery, dedication, service, and sacrifice.

To help me with this project, I am asking for exposure and financial assistance. I estimate that this project will cost $16,000-$18,000. To earn that, I am accepting donations, fundraising by selling Memorial Flags, and spreading the word about my project.

Although my plans aren't final, the monument will be a pentagonal shaped obelisk, sculpted out of black-granite, that comes to a point at the top. It will be around 5 feet tall before placed in the flowerbed. At the top of each side of the obelisk, there will be a bronze, six-inch military seal, one for each branch of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.) At the top will rest a bronze eagle with its wings spread. On the base will be the quote, "Freedom is Not Free."

Even the smallest donation and/or publicity would help me accomplish my goal and achieve my Eagle rank.

For more information, please contact me at:

Email: EagleBPR@aol.com
FB: www.facebook.com/eaglebpr

Thank you!
Eagle Scout Candidate

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Update 4
11 months ago

THANK YOU to all those who supported my Eagle Scout Service Project! Your donations helped me reach my ultimate goal. I am very happy to report that my monument was dedicated on May 24, 2014. It stands in front of Dardenne Prairie City Hall (Missouri), and is meant to honor the men and women in all five branches of the U.S. Military, both past and present, for their bravery, dedication, service, and sacrifice. Our FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
Original Sketch (Summer 2012)
Eagle Scout Court of Honor (10-11-14)
Photo by Tom Snide
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Update 3
36 months ago

THANK YOU to Cathy Erdmann, the Sculptor! Her work on the bronze eagle will be phenomenal. I am very grateful.
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Update 2
40 months ago

I've been giving speeches, selling Memorial Flags, and accepting donations. Between these events and my GoFundMe site here, I am halfway toward my overall goal. Thank you for your continued support!
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Update 1
43 months ago

The installation site at City Hall really is missing something.
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Created March 16, 2013
Bryan Ritchey  
Endodontics of Greater St. Louis
35 months ago
Mark Paisey
37 months ago

From your NZ friend from the Hawaiin cruise - July 2013. Good luck with the project Bryan. Mark, Tricia, Chelsea, Cherie, Kimberley & Ben

41 months ago
Mike Carron
42 months ago

Bryan, nice job on the Eagle Scout project. I have witnessed your dad expressing his thanks to military and am impressed with how this family tradition has made such a fine impression on you. Good luck with the project.

Denny Leary
42 months ago
John Michel
43 months ago

Very Cool Idea! Tom Barber & John Michel

Christine Trotter
43 months ago

WAY to go kiddo!!!

Diana Whitaker
43 months ago

I think this is awesome! I am so proud of you! I am posting this on facebook. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Tammy Pearson
43 months ago

Good Luck!! This is in honor of my son a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp!!

Stephen Berg
43 months ago

I hope I am the first of many Brian! Good luck!

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