My name is Keegan Wille, a Life Scout with BSA Troop 40 in Yorkville. For my Eagle Scout project, I am very excited to announce the installation of two permanent bench areas in front of the Eternal Flame in Yorkville’s Town Square Park to honor living veterans and memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
As part of this project, the community has a unique opportunity to purchase laser-engraved bricks personalized with the name and description of veterans, available to anyone not only from Yorkville and Kendall County, but people from all communities who want to support my project.
The deadline for brick orders and raising funds to support my project is by December 31, 2023 (or until 100 brick orders are reached, whichever comes first). Project completion is anticipated in the Spring of 2024 as soon as the weather is conducive for installation.
I feel strongly about remembering Veterans, as one of my mom’s cousins, Army Spc. Jared Stanker from Evergreen Park, IL, was killed in action in 2009 at the age of 22 from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan.
Will you help me reach my goal and help create a new gathering place in Town Square Park for the community to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans? Thank you so much for your support!
To begin, complete the required fields indicated by the *, then enter your inscription and click on the next button at the bottom of the form: You will be directed to the confirmation page to confirm your inscription. After you have confirmed your inscription, click the submit form button at the bottom right of the page. Please enter the text exactly as you want it to appear on the brick. You do not need to center the text; the laser software will automatically center the inscription. If you would like to order more than one brick you will need to fill out a new order form for each brick that you would like to order.