Pictured are Kathy Gregory, manager of the Landstuhl Fisher House, LTG (retired) John Dubia visiting from Washington D.C., and Jess Giles, new Eagle Scout. They are cutting the ribbon on the renovated garden area for the families to enjoy while spending time at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the local Fisher House.

Jess says: “For my Eagle project, I knew that I wanted to help the Fisher House because of all they do for the military community, so I decided to re-do the side garden area under the pine trees for my project. It will give the families a quiet area when they want to be in the pretty outdoors. Kathy Gregory, and Bridget Koenig, the assistant manager, and I decided on a Japanese theme. I put in a solar water fountain for soothing sounds, and solar lights at the path for light on the short winter days. I did some research and found which kinds of Japanese plants would live in this environment. Then we went from planning to planting with the support of my fellow scouts, friends and family. None of this would have been possible without the donations from many organizations, my friends and family members and the Anneliese Moore family. It turned out to be a great project and everyone’s help was greatly appreciated!