Girl Scouts dedicate handmade mosaic at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck

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12/09/2011 9:25 AM |

COURTESY PHOTO | Girl Scouts from Troop 720 and 2932 unveiled their Veterans Memorial Mosaic on Dec. 3 at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck.

A group of Cadette Girl Scouts from troops 720 and 2932 unveiled their handmade Veterans Memorial Mosaic on Dec. 3 at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck.

The mosaic, which was a Silver Award project made with natural materials forming the image of a candle, includes a plaque that reads: “The light is our freedom. It is fragile and we must strive to protect it.”

The Mattituck Park District Commission assisted the troops with their project and installed three benches surrounding the mosaic.

The commission, along with Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine, attended the Girl Scout Silver Award Dedication ceremony where the troops honored local veterans.

The troops said they came up with the mosaic idea because they believed it was a natural fit to fuse their two interests—honoring veterans and beautifying their beloved park.

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