My name is Grant Nawoichyk and I am a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 23 at West Point. I am currently planning my Eagle Project and I am seeking donations of some or all of the materials required to carry out my project. “The Trail of the Fallen” is a memorial dedicated to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. This informal memorial was started in early 2002 for service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project will formally recognize the trail with the Palisades Interstate Park Trail System, clearly mark the trail for hikers, provide two reflection areas at the trails end and QR codes which give hikers information on patriots who have given their life in the defense of our great Nation.
My Eagle project will be to formalize “The Trail of the Fallen” and to rehabilitate the Torne Trail which is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Trail System and the 1777 Trail. The project has four main components which include placing an information kiosk at the trail head, two granite reflection benches at the memorial at the end of the end of the Trail of the Fallen, placing virtual tombstones on the benches, as well as blazing of the trail. This project takes place on Mine Torne Road near Bear Mountain, New York. I would like to begin executing my project at the end of March and complete it by mid-April 2014.
My total fundraising goal is $5,000. The total estimated cost of supplies and materials for the project is $4,200. The additional $800 will be provided to the Parks Commission for future upkeep and maintenance of the trail. I am very grateful for any assistance you can provide me towards completing my Eagle Project. Your support and encouragement is deeply appreciated. Thank you so very much for your time.