Student Makes Sure Heroes Are Not Forgotten

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Glistening bronze and crisp white stone now mark the entrance to Sandalwood High School.

"I just stand amazed that I'm part of this," said Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Josh Rivet, who is from a military family himself. Rivet came up with the idea to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

"I wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that meant something," Rivet said.

Working with members of the community, Rivet drafted a plan for a memorial dedicated to Sandalwood graduates who were killed during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

"Knowing that I've just helped to, in part, immortalize them, that way no one will ever forget them," Rivet said. "That's really what it's all about you know, is being remembered, and I'm glad I'm a part of that."

Now in its final resting place like those it honors, Rivet said catching a glimpse of the tribute leaves him humbled.


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