Eagle Scout Gives World Trade Center Steel a New Home
Jonathan Dobbs creates memorial at town hall.
When a piece of steel from the World Trade Center arrived in Jefferson Township back in March, its home was the police impound lot. Now, thanks to the work of soon-to-be Eagle Scout Jonathan Dobbs, the steel has a new home at a memorial at town hall, next to the veterans’ memorial.
As his Eagle Scout project, Dobbs, a member of Troop 49, prepared the site by leveling out the ground, laying pavers and creating the pedestal upon which the steel stands.
“It was a huge project, and I loved being a part of it,” Dobbs said. “But I had lots of help.”
Dobbs credited a long list of people and businesses around town who helped or donated materials or money for the project, including:
Bill’s Scenic Landscaping, Koerner Cranes, Precision Welding, Grinnell, Sussex Block, Gardens of the World, Soil Tech, TOMCO, Pinto’s Pizza, Espanong Market, the Jefferson Township PBA, BMT, Napa Auto Parts, Bowling Green Golf Course and Stage Door Video.
Dobbs, a junior at Morris Catholic High School, said that the physical labor for the project only took about two weekends, but the entire project took about five months.
“There’s lots of paperwork to be filled out, and you have to wait for approvals from Boy Scouts for the project,” he said.