A SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR MEMORY
June 24, 2011…
Sen. Richard Lugar visited Bedford at the invitation of the Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society. He spoke at a museum fundraising event that evening.
Sen. Lugar, an Eagle Scout himself, met with newly designated Eagle Scouts Matthew Bayens and Darren Phillips. Bayens and Phillips were both members of Springville’s Scout Troup 343. Bayens’ Eagle Scout Project is the limestone table and benches seen here which are located near the north museum entrance. Bayens received the Eagle Scout designation on Feb. 23, 2011. Phillips also became an Eagle Scout that spring.
That evening at the museum, Sen. Lugar also met with Boy Scout Troops 332 and 343.
Sen. Lugar, longtime Indiana Senator and Foreign Police Leader, was an honorable man who helped make our world a little safer, he served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. In his lifetime, he received the Defense Department’s highest civilian award, and he was known as a true public servant. Sen. Lugar died April 28, 2019.