As part of his journey to become an Eagle Scout, Ethan Camwell recently placed three benches dedicated to local veterans at Gillie Lake Veteran's Memorial Park in Camillus.
"I wanted to give back to the community that I live and grew up in," Camwell said. "Many of my family members served in the armed forces, so I wanted to honor them as well."
A junior at West Genesee High School, one of Camwell's hopes is that veterans will see the benches and know that people are grateful for what they do and have done.
"Some veterans don't like to talk about their experiences, so it's important to observe Veterans Day and give them a moments thanks."