The Bridges Assisted Living Community has been the extremely proud recipients of an Eagle Scout project involving the installation of a beautiful new flagpole in the front of our building. Alan Wolfe, the grandson of residents Florence and Dick Soens, is a freshman at Bloomingdale High School and Eagle Scout candidate. As is the case with all Eagle Scout service projects Alan was charged with the planning, fundraising, and completion of the flagpole project. And as all can now see upon entering the community, Alan did a wonderful job. And with solar powered light we will be able to enjoy seeing the American and Florida State flags waving throughout the day and night.
A special dedication was held on Memorial Day that included not only an opportunity to celebrate with Alan and his troop the completion of the flagpole project, but also allowed us the opportunity to acknowledge our resident veterans and their families; a truly special occasion indeed. Special guest and flag historian Robert St. John shared the of military branch flags, in addition to the history of the American flag. Resident veterans were photographed beside the military branch flag for which they served.
Many thanks to Alan for allowing The Bridges to take part in his very special accomplishment as he completes his journey to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. As such he exemplifies an individual that has upheld the Scout Oath and Law, demonstrated leadership and has provided service to his community.