Class Act: Student’s project designed to honor American heroes

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EDEN, N.C. -- A Piedmont teen decided to make his Eagle Scout project a tribute to those who serve in the military.

His labor of love pays tribute to the brave men and women of Eden who fought to defend freedom and never made it home.

Matthew West started his project two years ago at 15 years old.

Now he said he hopes his monument will serve as a reminder that,"freedom is not free."