On Monday, July 13, a special event was held at the Eastside Cemetery on Pease Road in Woodbridge. This was sponsored by the General David Humphreys Branch #1 of the Sons of the American Revolution and Scout Troop 907. It was held to commend Jason Luciani on his Eagle project and to present him with recognition certificate, a pin and a stipend for his essay. Jason is the son of Scoutmaster Tom Luciani and Roxanne Luciani of Woodbridge, and has two Eagle Scout brothers and his sister attended. It attended by approx. 50 SAR members and youth and adult members of Troop 907, past and present.
Jason received the State SAR Essay Contest Award for his thoughtful Revolutionary War essay. His Eagle Scout Project was also completed at three Woodbridge cemeteries, researching and locating veterans of all wars. If you visit one of the cemeteries, you will now find a sign listing all veterans graves along with a map to locate these. Every spring, Troop 907 places new flags on the Veterans graves, and along with the signs, new secure flag holders were installed as part of Jason’s Eagle project. The event was held at the Eastside Cemetery especially to also honor Patriots of the Revolutionary War buried there.
This brief recognition event also acknowledged the troop’s dedication to the cemeteries and veterans which has been very solid for many years so it is tremendous that Jason chose the depiction of veterans graves in three Woodbridge cemeteries as his Eagle project. Scouts and adults who assisted were also thanked for their support of Jason’s Eagle project and assistance with flags every year.
Recognizing there are significant and understandable concerns about gatherings amid the Covid19 pandemic, not all were comfortable attending. Social distancing rules were adhered to, masks were required and there was no need to shake hands.
This was a very special event and time for Troop 907, Jason, and all of our Eagle Scouts Troop 907 offers solid opportunities for scouts, and viable opportunities for our scouts to advance throughout the program to the Eagle rank and it is important to provide recognition.
Former Troop 907 scoutmaster and Woodbridge resident Tim Wilkins was instrumental with this event, and provided the essay recognition. State SAR President Ethan Stewart who is also Gen. David Humphreys Branch #1 President presided with Tim.
Chartered by the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge, Troop 907 has continued to meet on Thursday evenings through the Covid19 pandemic using Zoom video conferencing. The troop has grown in youth members recently; more information at troop907.org.
- In the picture with three: Tim Wilkins, Ethan Stewart, Jason Luciani (Eagle Scout)
- In the picture with eight: Ethan Stewart, Tim Wilkins, members of the Luciani family (Tony , Thomas, Jason, Roxanne, Scoutmaster Tom and Evelyn)
- In the picture with eleven in uniform: Committee Chair Rich Forselius, Scoutmaster Tom Luciani and nine Troop 907 scouts in front of the veteran’s map