CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee Boy Scout Brandon Aube is a young man with a mission. He wants to obtain the prestigious Eagle Scout Badge, and the way to get that is through a community service project.
Brandon and his friends spent the day renovating the Joseph Gosselin Memorial Monument at the foot of the Deady Memorial Bridge in Chicopee Falls.
Brandon's scoutmaster told 22News, he admires the way the Eagle Scout candidate went about finding just the right project.
"Brandon went to the Veterans Administration. He was given the project and really took it to heart. and started to work on it and get it done," said scoutmaster John Pise.
"We're just cleaning up the monument for the most part, making it look awesome. It's pretty great, for the most part leadership stuff," said Brandon Aube.
Brandon's proud of his Eagle Scout project. He'd like to see other neglected veterans monuments treated with the respect they deserve.
The Joseph Gosselin Memorial was erected to honor a Chicopee man who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.