MILLBURN, NJ - Colin Woros is looking to honor Millburn's Veterans. The Boy Scout from Troop 17, housed at St. Rose of Lima Church, is taking on an eagle scout project that will attempt to place banners in downtown on the light pole flag stands.
Woros, a ninth-grader at Millburn High School was inspired by similar efforts in nearby New Providence and Springfield. His project intends to place banners around town twice a year; during May, for Memorial Day, and November, for Veteran's Day. While several spots are full, there is still space available.
"The first thing for an eagle scout project [is] you need a beneficiary, and so I figured what better way to do this than the American Legion Post right here, the Guy R. Bosworth Post in town," Woros said. "So, I started talking with Commander Burt Brown who's been very helpful throughout the process."
After talking with township officials like Business Administrator Alex McDonald, Woros wrote his plan up and it was on its way.
"About right now, we have about 20 people, but I'm still currently working on that," Woros said. "I'm going to St. Rose of Lima, and I'm speaking at all the masses in order to let people know about the project, because I'm available to make up to 80 people on the banners, so I'd like to get as many as possible."
Woros noted that anyone wishing to be included by this memorial day should submit their information before May 1.
However, Woros will still continue this project and will look for someone to take it over, so if residents have an interest in securing a banner for Veterans day 2019 or Memorial Day 2020. However, the orders will not make the cut for Memorial Day 2019.
Residents looking to submit themselves or another veteran for honoring purposes should email Woros with the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A JPEG picture of the Veteran (preferably a headshot in uniform)
- Name, Rank, and Branch of Service of the Veteran
- Conflict Served or Years of Service
- Whether the Veteran was KIA
- If available please submit a DD -214 form
- A contact phone number, if possible, in case Woros has any further questions
Woros also said that donations towards completion of the project can be made to the following GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/guy-r-bosworth-american-legion-post-140