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Scout project salutes Indians, injured vets

Teen builds 2 pavilions at NLR park

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 4:57 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --05/20/14-- Samantha Nelson smoothes the mulch around a plant as Zach Baxla ( right,center) and Freddie Mable use shovels to dig a hole for a plant near the Wounded Warriors Veteran Pavilion along the Arkansas River Trail in Burns Park Thursday. Baxla came up with the plans for two small pavilions for his Eagle Scout service project. Home Depot 's Team Depot donated supplies and workers to do landscaping for the project.

Enthralled by tales about veterans' bravery in wars and the suffering of American Indians along the Trail of Tears, 15-year-old Zachary Baxla envisioned his Eagle Scout service project as a chance to honor those two groups.

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