YOUTH INVOLVEMENT

 

 

 

In order to educate youth in military history, young people are being directly involved in the project. Examples of this involvement include:
• High School social studies students will research the raw information and data that will be utilized:
o On the markers
o By volunteer docents who will provide information about the military actions to groups.
• American flags flown throughout military history will be displayed in chronological order along the “300 Years of Military History” sidewalk during Park ceremonies. “Flag docents” will be available to discuss the history of each flag.
• Youth were involved in the groundbreaking and will be actively involved in the dedication, and future ceremonies at the Park.
• A Liberty Tree that was donated by the Executive Director of the Sons of the American Revolution. A Middle School Beta Club has watered the tree during the school year and a Cub Scout pack has watered the tree during the summer.
• Middle School social studies students will annually submit quotes to be considered for the small markers.
In addition:
• An outdoor classroom has recently been built adjacent to the Park as an Eagle Scout project.
• A Boy Scout troop has volunteered to build the gazebo and another troop has volunteered to install the three 30-foot flag poles.
• A donation of over $6,000 has been received in the name of a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, a veteran, who suddenly passed away resulting in the troop disbanding.
• Since the Park is being built in the Theodore Klein Historical Tree Museum, an American Heritage Girl troop has completed a project identifying the trees in the Park area, trees that were brought from many areas outside of Kentucky. Thus, visitors will be able to see the tree names while walking through the Park.
• At the Park's request, students from three elementary schools in the area created “thank you” cards for veterans, so many that they were passed out at an event for Vietnam veterans and a Veterans Day and Kentucky Veterans of the Year program.

There is NO question that there will be other future projects available for youth. Several requests have already been received from youth organizations who want to volunteer for projects as the Park progresses.

 

 

 

 

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P.O. Box 46, Pewee Valley, KY 40056

 

 

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