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By Jeff Pack

Local scout honors fallen veterans with project


Last updated 5/31/2019 at 1:53am

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Giovanni Pena kneels down next to the crosses and flags he made and placed next to gravesites of military veterans at Temecula Public Cemetery for his Eagle Scout project.

Temecula Valley High School junior Giovanni Pena learned a lot of lessons as he worked on his Boy Scout Eagle Scout project this year – building more than 300 wooden crosses to place at the headstones of veterans buried at Temecula Public Cemetery.

"I learned how to delegate," Giovanni said, laughing. "Time management was a huge thing. I was trying to do everything by myself in the garage sanding trying to just do it all by myself."

As he kept working along, friends and family offered to help, and resistant as he was, he relented.

"So, I had a few people come and help and then I tried...

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