It takes a lot of hard work and raising money to become an Eagle Scout, Miller commented.
Initially, his scout leaders, Buck Terry, Jim Aierle and Chuck Kostyk, offered their assistance.
They did so much to help organizing the project, Miller said.
The new Eagle Scout is also thankful to all of the businesses he patronized for the sign materials. Their discounts helped keep the expense of the sign to a minimum. The granite came from Adirondack Custom Granite, in Au Sable Forks, with Carnes Granite Company, also in Au Sable Forks, performing a beautiful job of engraving. The cement was purchased at Plattsburgh Quarries; Concrete Building Supply, also in Plattsburgh, is where Miller bought the 324 bricks he estimated he would need for the project. Only two bricks were left over, which David kept as souvenirs.
Extra hands for the building of the sign came from fellow scouts John Downey, Carson Hynes and Michael Terry, who gained rank advancement by volunteering their time.
The most help, however, came from master mason Tim Tedford, who volunteered a total of twenty hours over a period of four days. It would not have happened without him, Miller said of Tedford with gratitude.
The first step in building the sign was measuring the site to make sure it would be visible when approaching the park from either direction. The final step was applying the waterproofing, which Miller did on Aug. 30.
When David Miller and his parents stand in just the right spot on their back deck they can see the beautiful sign, the result of the Eagle Scouts hard work. Bob and I are so very proud of David. His quiet determination has seen him through many years of scouting, commented Davids mother, Suzanne Miller.