As part of an Eagle Scout project earlier this year, Dylan Sullivan, ’25 spearheaded the restoration of a section of Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. As we approach Veterans’ Day, we are proud to congratulate Dylan and his team on their good work.

Dylan and his fellow scouts cleaned numerous gravestones of Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II veterans. In his words, “in the process, we were able to uncover unmarked graves and shed honor to these forgotten heroes.”

In October, Dylan and his team returned to the site along with representatives of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to formally rededicate the site. “Today we brought honor to these men who served and died serving,” Dylan said at the time. “This small forgotten site in our community will not be forgotten any longer. I hope that this restoration and ceremony brings the much deserved attention to these very important men in our nation’s history and our freedom.”

Dylan noted that his Prep experience helped to inspire the project. “One thing Prep has definitely taught me is the spirit of community,” he said. “Service to my community has always been a very important aspect of my life. This school definitely helped strengthen that passion.”

Gravestones before and after cleaning

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