MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Roxbury Eagle Scout’s reconstruction of a retaining wall at a VFW post earned him praise this week from the Morris County freeholders.

The Scout, Brian Day of Landing, was presented with a county certificate of achievement by the freeholders, who thanked him for replacing, with a stone wall, the deteriorating railroad tie wall at VFW Post 2833 in Kenvil. The Eagle Scout project took Brian and a team of helpers about 200 hours to complete.

Day, an 18-year-old Roxbury High School senior, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on June 13, 2016 and received his badge at a Court of Honor last month. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 188, where his father, Scott Day, is an assistant scoutmaster.

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“It is an absolute privilege to celebrate the positive efforts of this young man who took it upon himself to make a difference in his community,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “He, obviously, is a future leader of our county and state, and we are proud to salute him tonight.’’

“The project Brian and his team have done is impressive and further exemplifies the merits of the young men and women in Morris County who are involved in scouting,’’ added Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, a Roxbury resident.

At the high school, Day is involved with the Drama Department and Choir Program, currently serving the Choir Program as its logistics officer. He plans to attend college in the fall.