FORT LORAMIE — Nathan Hausfeld, of Fort Loramie, is in the process of completing a Veterans Memorial as his Eagle Scout Project. The memorial will be a featured piece of the newly renovated Canal Park in Fort Loramie. The memorial will honor all of those who have served in any branch of the armed forces.
Hausfeld has been working on the project for nearly three months. He has obtained donations from local business as well as the Fort Loramie Legion Post 355. Post 355 also sponsors the troop of which Hausfeld is a member. There will be a fish fry to help raise money for the project at the Fort Loramie Legion on Oct. 23.
Hausfeld has ordered a black granite monument which will be engraved with symbols representing the five branches of the military. The monument will be 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide and be placed under the three flagpoles which are already in place just north of the gazebo. The time-line for placement of the stone will depend somewhat on the weather. He expects to have the installation done early spring.
Hausfeld, a sophomore at Fort Loramie High School, is the son of Ron and Amy Hausfeld. Ron is also the scout master of Troop 355. Nathan is currently a Life Scout and is following in the footsteps of his older brother Riley who has already achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Nathan joined Cub Scouts in the fourth grade and made the transition to Boy Scouts in the beginning of the sixth grade. He has steadily progressed through the ranks to Life Scout. Upon completion of this project he will be eligible to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout.
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