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Kendall will dedicate war memorial on Sept. 29

Staff Reports Posted 9 September 2019 at 2:52 pm

Provided photos: The war memorial will be dedicated on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

KENDALL – Boy Scout Troop 94 in harmony with the Town of Kendall will be dedicating the Kendall War Memorial, a 4-phase Eagle Project honoring the armed forces of the United States, on Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m.

The memorial is part of the Kendall Community Park on Kendall Road, across from the Kendall Elementary School.

The war memorial project is a joint effort by four Boy Scouts: Ryan Barrett, Jayden Pieniazek, Noah Rath and Brian Shaw, each working to become an Eagle Scout.

The 39-foot-long brick wall features granite plaques highlighting the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror. Alternating the granite plaques are concrete medallions representing the five branches of the military.

Three flag poles stand tall behind the brick wall. The center American flag pole is 35 feet high, with two 30-foot flag poles representing the State of New York and Orleans County standing on either side. The memorial is respectfully lit from dusk to dawn.

Black granite engraved bricks border the memorial sidewalk in honor of veterans who are currently serving, who have served, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, or in appreciation of all veterans.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a black granite stone that previously stood in front of the Kendall Town Hall and was dedicated to Kendall residents who have served.

Four Boy Scouts each worked on a phase of the project as part of their work to become an Eagle Scout. Those scouts include, from left: Ryan Barrett, Noah Rath, Brian Shaw and Jayden Pieniaszek.

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