Vaishnuv and his helpers created America’s first COVID-19 Memorial dedicated to frontline workers. He worked with the City of Austin and Austin Public Library on the project, which took over 18 months to complete. The memorial consists of seven pillars, each representing a different branch of frontline service. This pioneering memorial honoring the “silent soldiers” of the COVID-19 pandemic was commended at an event hosted by various departments from the City of Austin.
— Vaishnuv, Troop 162, Austin, Tex.