Project Rebuild: Veterans Day

Article written by: Teresa Villalon-Camacho

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers at Florida Atlantic University student body participated in the Oasis Project. This project was created to help revitalize the city of Dania Beach. The ASCE students along with another group were in charge of helping revitalize the American Legion Post 304. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.

The morning started off with free breakfast donated by Chick-Fil-A and then followed by the Color Guard and ROTC March that was closed off with a moment of silence for all the veterans that passed. The students arrived at the American Legion Post 304 where they prepared the building for paint by masking windows, doors, and the magnificent bald eagle mural in order to prep for painting. In addition to giving the building a fresh new coat of paint, plants and mulch were added to the landscaping to beautify the building. All the material was donated by Home Depot.

The day was closed with a second Color Guard march done by the Veterans from that post. A couple of Veterans gave speeches to give their thanks to the community and everyone who came out. Not only was ASCE at FAU able to give back to the community and our fellow veterans but we also got the opportunity to be part of the Veterans Day Ceremony. Thank you to all our students for coming out and helping us out in this wonderful event.