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Montville Eagle Scout Project Progressing

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 work on Brandon Wong's (right of tree, standing) Eagle Scout project at the Montville Township Community Park on May 2nd. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 work on Brandon Wong's (second from left) Eagle Scout project at the Montville Township Community Park on May 2nd. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville Township's 9/11 and Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial before Brandon Wong's Eagle project work. Credits: Courtesy of Brandon Wong
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Montville's 9/11 and Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial at the end of the work day. Credits: Courtesy of Brandon Wong
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MONTVILLE, NJ - Eagle Scout candidate Brandon Wong completed his first day of work on his Eagle project on May 2.  Wong’s project involves improving the aesthetic of the 9/11 and Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial near the VFW building in Montville Community Park.

Wong consulted with Montville Township Department of Public Works Director John Perry, who recommended the project.  The memorial, a circular, low wall with the words “Freedom, Faith, Strength, and Hope” inscribed on it has a planting circle in the center with a monument, but the plantings had died.

Wong and fellow scouts from Montville’s Boy Scouts Troop 74 moved the monument to the rim of the planting circle, dug up the bushes, and planted a Japanese maple tree and some periwinkle ground cover.

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Phase two of the project will be the installation of a bench approximately 30 feet away on an existing concrete pad.

“The project went smoothly so far,” said Wong.  “The hardest part of the project was moving the monument because it was extremely heavy.”

Wong is not sure when the bench will arrive so that it can be installed.

Montville Home Depot donated a gift card used to purchase mulch, a rake, tools, and the tarp. Condurso's Garden Center of Montville donated the top soil, tree, and ground cover plants,

ShopRite of Parsippay donated a gift card which was used to purchase refreshments.

“We try to donate whatever we can to help out,” said Anthony Luciano, owner of Condurso’s.

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