It was a sense of gratitude that led Troop 99 Eagle Scout Christopher Mangogna to select the Washington Crossing National Cemetery as the site of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.
Chris designed and created a memorial garden near the entrance to the cemetery. Landscaped, and featuring the emblems of each branch of the service, the centerpiece of the garden is a native stone boulder bearing a bronze plaque honoring those who have served in the military.
David Kolmetzky, Administrative Officer of the cemetery, praised Chris’ project.
“We’ve received nothing but positive feedback from the families we serve. The monument the he installed gives a wonderful tribute to the men and women who have served their country proudly.”
Chris is the son of Philip and Colleen Mangogna of Newtown. He is a senior at Council Rock High School North where he is a member of National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Future Educators of America and the fall and spring track teams.
He also volunteers in the STAR student teaching assistant program, Big Brother, Big Sister tutoring at Goodnoe Elementary School and as a mentor in the Camp Discovery Program.
As a Boy Scout, Chris has traveled to Haliburton Scout Reservation in Canada and BSA Sea Base in the Bahamas.
He was a member of the Bucks County Council Contingent attending National Jamboree. He is a Brother in Order of the Arrow and has served his troop in various leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader.
PHOTO CAP: Chris Mangogna at the memorial garden he created