r By Ethan Gogna
The project I have chosen to do for my eagle is helping our military veterans who have served for our country. I am grateful for those who have served because they have fought for my freedom and they have given their life to many Americans to accomplish their dreams. I am so thankful to those who have put their life for other people so that kids like me can accomplish our dreams.
My dad and I first went up to the veteran’s center in Provo and we talked to them and they gave us more information on the veterans and how they help the veterans with military and veteran’s affairs. They gave us a list of contacts and told us about the veteran’s home in Payson and we scheduled an appointment with Katie Partridge who is the recreation therapy director at the veteran’s home in Payson. We went up to the veteran’s home and Katie showed us around the facility showing how the veterans live and how they are taken cared of and how there are activities for them to do. Most of the veterans in the home are men and there are about 20 women there. She also told us there are four veteran homes in each state in the United States.
After going, we went to see the office of Congressman Chaffetz in Provo and the staff who worked there gave us information of what they do to help the veterans. Also, we scheduled a appointment with Tony Trevor, the community relations director at the Payson veteran’s home. He told us about a car show fundraiser they will have on June 25. This fundraiser will go toward the veterans so that they will have gifts to choose from so that they can select gifts for their families during Christmas.
My project is to promote and help this fundraiser. First, I will have fliers about the veterans car show to give out to businesses here in Provo and Orem so that more people can find out about this fundraiser for the veterans. I will get my troop involved so that I can split people into groups so that they can cover a certain amount of businesses in the two cities. This will draw more people to the event so that more people know more about our veterans and how we can help them. The next thing is my troop and I will be helping out in this fundraiser on June 25 by helping them out with the booths and also by helping them set up for the event and getting everything organized and telling each young man what to do during the fundraiser.