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    Putnam Valley, N.Y. – 01/07/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, presented Patrick O’Grady from Putnam Valley with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday afternoon at the Putnam Valley Firehouse.

    Eagle Scout is the highest possible rank in the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle Scout is an honor that is held for life and is said, “once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

    “This is no small feat, a very small amount of scouts achieve this honor, Patrick should be very proud of this accomplishment. However, this is just the beginning of his journey. It is clear that Patrick has a very bright future ahead and we should expect big things from him in the future,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Patrick’s Eagle Scout project greatly increased the beatification of the town of Putnam Valley by painting the bridge in Lake Peekskill.”

    To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout Patrick was required to complete an Eagle Scout Service Project to demonstrate leadership of his peers while performing a project to benefit the community. For Patrick’s Eagle Scout Project he led a group of  fellow scouts and friends to paint the fence on the bridge in Lake Peekskill near the post office.

    Patrick is pictured with Senator Greg Ball, his mother Laura and father Andy.

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