Restoring a piece of history

By Justin Andrews
By Erika Mahoney

April 26, 2013 Updated Apr 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Spring is often a time to work on projects, but one local Eagle Scout chose the winter to start his.

Spencer Zlock spent countless hours in his garage cleaning and dusting World War II plaques to fulfill an Eagle Scout requirement.

The plaques were originally commissioned by the Endicott Johnson Company to honor employees who fought in the conflict, but were found years later in need of restoration.

Zlock showed them off Thursday at an open house inside the Johnson City Village Hall.

"Seeing the veterans names and everything, I wanted to have them acknowledged and everything like that, of the time and effort they had to put in, to fight for our country," said Zlock.

Zlock said he found three of his relatives on the plaques.

He said he learned a lot of history along the way and wants to make sure that history is kept alive.