After five months of planning, fundraising and project supervision, the work of Boy Scout Dustin Loving paid off Monday when Hamilton leaders gathered for the first flag-raising ceremony at the town park.
Loving, an Eagle Scout candidate, coordinated with the Town Council to erect a flagpole at the entrance to the park and completed the work in time for a Memorial Day ceremony.
The nearly $1,900 project was supported by more than a dozen donors, including Tom Pappas Construction, which contributed the concrete work; Mike Wines, who handled the electrical work, and Home Depot, which provided sand.
The 17-year-old is a student at Loudoun Valley High School and at Monroe Technology Center where his is studying health and medical sciences at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Cornwall Campus. He hopes to pursue a career in the medical lab.