Eagle Scout candidate Derek Brown and fellow members of Kenai’s Boy Scout Troop 152 Joey Freeman (left) and Jimmy Freeman (right) paint the flower box outside Kenai’s American Legion post as part of Brown’s Eagle Scout community service project on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. To earn Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Brown organized the troop, along with friends and family members, in repainting the flower box red, white, and blue, and planting it with a pattern of red, white, and blue flowers, along with purple petunias to symbolize the Purple Heart military decoration given to wounded soldiers. Brown, who began planning the project about two weeks ago, said his two brothers had previously done Eagle Scout projects to benefit schools and churches. “I wanted to do something for the veterans, and this was the best I could come up with,” Brown said.

Eagle Scout candidate Derek Brown and fellow members of Kenai’s Boy Scout Troop 152 Joey Freeman (left) and Jimmy Freeman (right) paint the flower box outside Kenai’s American Legion post as part of Brown’s Eagle Scout community service project on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. To earn Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Brown organized the troop, along with friends and family members, in repainting the flower box red, white, and blue, and planting it with a pattern of red, white, and blue flowers, along with purple petunias to symbolize the Purple Heart military decoration given to wounded soldiers. Brown, who began planning the project about two weeks ago, said his two brothers had previously done Eagle Scout projects to benefit schools and churches. “I wanted to do something for the veterans, and this was the best I could come up with,” Brown said.

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Eagle Scout candidate Derek Brown and fellow members of Kenai’s Boy Scout Troop 152 Joey Freeman (left) and Jimmy Freeman (right) paint the flower box outside Kenai’s American Legion post as part of Brown’s Eagle Scout community service project on Monday in Kenai. To earn Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Brown organized the troop, along with friends and family members, in repainting the flower box red, white, and blue, and planting it with a pattern of red, white, and blue flowers, along with purple petunias to symbolize the Purple Heart military decoration given to wounded soldiers. Brown, who began planning the project about two weeks ago, said his two brothers had previously done Eagle Scout projects to benefit schools and churches. “I wanted to do something for the veterans, and this was the best I could come up with,” Brown said.

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