President Matassa recognizes Eagle Scout Joseph Lambert

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Left to Right: grandmother Irene Melancon, Councilman Dempsey Lambert, grandmother Jerri Lambert, grandfather Willie Paul Lambert, mother Michelle Lambert, brother and sister Reese and Ainsley Lambert, father Kevin Lambert, President Kenny Matassa, Councilmen John Cagnolatti and Todd Lambert, Eagle Scout Joseph Lambert, Councilman Benny Johnson, grandfather Don Melancon, and Councilman Randy Clouatre.

At the November 15 Ascension Parish Council meeting, President Kenny Matassa recognized Joseph Lambert for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Lambert, a member of Troop 65 in Gonzales, led all those assembled in the pledge of Allegiance.

The son of Kevin and Michelle Lambert, Joseph Lambert achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on October 4. He is 15 years old and is an honor student at St. Amant High School, where he is also a member of the R.O.T.C. Drill Team. Joseph earned 36 merit badges on his journey to Eagle.

Joseph’s Eagle Scout Project involved identifying and locating grave sites for veterans buried in Cornerview Cemetery in Gonzales. He identified 88 veterans’ graves representing all branches of the military, including 26 Civil War veterans. He installed a concrete bench and marker to honor all veterans buried in the cemetery.

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.”

Contributed by Ascension Parish Government