January 21, 2018 – On an unseasonably warm January
day, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) took the time to honor two
brothers from the Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 in Smithtown. Kieran and Liam
Morse achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious rank awarded to
Boy Scouts. These boys both chose to construct Eagle Scout projects that would
honor the men and women who lost their lives during the 911 Terror Attacks.
Kieran built a patio made of
paver stones and four benches around a survivor tree in the back of the 4th
precinct, and Liam built a paver stone patio around a survivor tree located at
the Police Headquarters in Yaphank. Both memorials are beautiful tributes to
those who lost their lives and the resiliency of the people of New York and
around the United State.
“I am immensely proud of Kieran and Liam for
achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and for building beautiful tributes,” said
Legislator Kennedy. “I think it is important that our youth remember the events
that happened on 9/11 and how it has shaped our nation; more than 16 years
later, we are rebuilding, much stronger than ever before. The Survivor tree
from the 9/11 site represents our resilience as a nation”
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