Girl Scouts dedicate handmade mosaic at Veterans Park

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12/16/2011 1:10 PM |

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of Girl Scout Troop 720 and Girl Scout Troop 2932 dedicated their Veterans Memorial Mosaic in Mattituck Veteran's Park to the local community, veterans and the Mattituck Park District.

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, 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 commissioners assisted the troops with their project and installed three benches surrounding the mosaic.

District commissioners, along with Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine, attended the Silver Award dedication ceremony at which the troops honored local veterans.

The scouts 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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