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Oelwein Eagle Scout repairs 662 grave markers for veterans

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An eastern Iowa Eagle Scout finds a way to honor and remember more than 600 veterans. 

Oelwein teen Jerad Stewart has two brothers and a sister who either have served or are currently serving in the military. 

His two brothers will likely not be able to make his graduation because they will be deployed. 

Stewart knows all the well about the sacrifice our men and women who serve make. 

So for his Eagle Scout project, the 18 year old wanted to do something for our veterans. 

Many of the markers at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein were damaged or worn. He decided to repair 662 of them. 

If you drive through Woodlawn Cemetery, you will see the hundreds of new and redone markers lining the roads. 

They each have a nameplate on them with a veteran's name, his or her branch, and the years he or she was living. 

Stewart says the project took him about four or five months. 

The project cost him around 1,500 dollars. Some people did donate to the project, but he is still looking for some financial assistance. 

If you would like to make a donation please send it to:

Jerad Stewart Scout Project

c/o Geilenfeld Funeral Home

309 1st Ave NE

Oelwein, IA. 50662

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