Boy Scout Nolan Mingst honors Medal of Honor recipients at Cypress Hills National Cemetery

A Long Island teen spent Veterans Day placing plaques on the graves of Medal of Honor recipients in the Cypress Hills National Cemetery. Nolan Mingst,

Nolan Mingst, 14, and other members of Boy Scout Troop 930, planted the plaques explaining why the recipients were given such an honor.

Nolan Mingst, 14, and other members of Boy Scout Troop 930, planted the plaques explaining why the recipients were given such an honor. (11/11/13)

BROOKLYN - A Long Island teen spent Veterans Day placing plaques on the graves of Medal of Honor recipients in the Cypress Hills National Cemetery.

Nolan Mingst, 14, and other members of Boy Scout Troop 930, planted the plaques explaining why the recipients were given such an honor.

The tribute was part of his Eagle project and took nearly 600 hours of research to fully realize.

Mingst says the project gave him a new perspective on history while giving passersby a chance to read up on those who sacrificed for the good of the nation.

He hopes his project is picked up at cemeteries statewide and across the nation as a way to honor veterans.

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