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Local Girl Scouts Plant Garden at VA Medical Center

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A local Girl Scout Brownie Troop planted a garden at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center on Wednesday.

The girls from Troop 4022 filled the garden with mums, perennials, decorations, and American flags.

They did this all while learning about 9/11.

The girls raked up the old mulch, planted flowers and bushes, placed decorative items, and put new mulch down.

A member from the Clarksburg VFW brought a wreath to place in the garden.

After the wreath was placed, he spoke about 9/11, and there was a moment of silence.

The girl scouts said they wanted to make the Veterans happy.

"I want to make the people that live here happy because I just like doing that sometimes," said Hailee Wright, a Nutter Fort Elementary School student.

One of the Brownies, Gabby Nixon, said the troop was planting a garden to help earn a badge, and another reason.

"We're making a flower garden for the veterans," said Nixon.

Another girl said it was to honor the veterans.

"We're planting for the veterans because they helped save our country," said Isabella Prieto, a second grader.

The Brownies earned a community service badge while helping the VA Medical Center at the same time.

The plants and accessories were donated by Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, True Value, and more.

If you are interested in donating to the garden you can call Volunteer Service at the VA Medical Center at 304-623-3461.

Troop 4022 will be planting at the Center again in the spring.

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