Young Utahn helps bring Bingham City Cemetery back to life


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  • Debbie
    Aug. 11, 2009 9:41 p.m.

    Brad you are an inspiration to all, you are one fantastic human being. First of all God made who you are but I have to give a lot of credit to your two wonderful parents. Keep being the person you are, you don't know who you might be helping by doing what you are doing. You might be changing someone else's life by being the example you are. Give your mom a hug for me

  • Terry
    June 8, 2009 2:36 p.m.

    Brad, Thank you for doing such a wonderful job! Peter Clays in my great-great-great grandfather and Civil War Veteran. I hope to make it over there to visit his grave site soon!

  • jallsop
    May 26, 2009 5:19 p.m.

    Brad, I was truly inspired by your maturity in your youth. My mother in law just past away and was raised in Copperton and Bingham area. The stories she would tell are amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people she talked about are buried there. You are a great example and I have shared the article with many other people.

  • Fellow HOSA member
    May 26, 2009 2:17 p.m.

    Brad you truly inspired me at HOSA conference. I read your story and it seems you continue to amaze the world! Good Job young lad

  • linda
    May 26, 2009 3:27 a.m.

    I read your story on the internet so I do not know on what page your story ran, but it should have been Front Page News. You are the example the world needs more of! God bless you and your efforts.

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2009 1:05 a.m.

    Great reporting and great story...thanks Brad! Thanks Deseret News! Wonderful work!

  • Lynn
    May 25, 2009 9:38 p.m.

    What a great story, and what a great example. Good job Brad.

  • clark
    May 25, 2009 9:10 p.m.

    wow!! That is truly amazing! way to go brad!!!

  • Paul
    May 25, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    Now THAT'S and Eagle project!!!!!!

  • Donna
    May 25, 2009 7:28 p.m.

    Great job Kiddo! I would love to help you if you need help! This is such an admirable thing you are doing. I too have been concerned about what to do to restore this cemetery. Youa re terrific!

  • Judith
    May 25, 2009 6:14 p.m.

    I have ancestors who lived and died in Bingham, and I never even knew where the cemetery was. My genealogy information about some of these people is incomplete. The article said that you had made a record of those buried in the Bingham Cemetery. I grew up in Salt Lake City, but I now live in California. I would like to get some information from you. How do I contact you? Or can you contact me?

  • Scott
    May 25, 2009 2:34 p.m.

    Some days this website (the comments section) is full of negativity. Mormons insulting non-mormons. Non-mormons insulting mormons.

    I don't know and I don't care what Brad's religions affiliation is. The world needs more youth like him.

    This was a great article.

  • JB2
    May 25, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    Very nice. Hat's off to you Brad. Loved your statement: "...never underestimate the power of a youth volunteer!!" Nice

  • Duncan
    May 25, 2009 11:11 a.m.

    Brad I knew you were an amazing young man in my English class a few years ago, and this is just one more thing that proves it!

    You have done yourself, your family, and your school proud!

    It was nice to see you a few weeks ago, and I hope I can see you again sometime in the future. Good luck with graduation, good luck in college, and continued success in this project!!

    It IS a great day to be a MINER!!

  • Amazing
    May 25, 2009 10:33 a.m.

    You Sir, are an amazing young man.

    Thank you for all you have done !

  • Janet
    May 25, 2009 9:47 a.m.

    What an inspiration this young man is!

  • dee
    May 25, 2009 7:45 a.m.

    Years ago the Bingham Canyon Lions Club started a clean up effort at the cemetary so that families could come back and find their loved ones graves. But with the efforts of this dedicated young man, many more are returning and finding their ancestors. He has done a tremendous service to the community of Bingham. Thank you for the hours and hours and all the volunteers that helped with this wonderful project.

  • Rob
    May 25, 2009 7:25 a.m.

    You have made a difference. So many of us want to make a difference and you sure have inspired me.

  • Jim
    May 25, 2009 6:54 a.m.

    As marvelous as this is, would be wonderful if the paid city workers could do the same for some of the older smaller cemeteries....I realize some are way too large to even try, but there are a dozen smaller cities who could do it....

  • Shelby
    May 25, 2009 6:26 a.m.

    Thanks for being a great example to the youth in our community!!! We need more youth like this. My son is completing his Eagle project and it is nice to have an example.

  • Evan E
    May 25, 2009 6:23 a.m.

    Thank you for this uplifting story !

  • sharon
    May 25, 2009 6:17 a.m.

    What a wonderful use of time. I especially like that the story reported he was able to get a headstone for the veteran, from the VA Administration. It is good that our country cares enough about veterans that the Administration is able to provide headstones for them. May God always bless the efforts of this young man.

  • JC
    May 25, 2009 2:34 a.m.

    Wow what a beautiful and inspiring story! what an incrediable young man!!He motivates me to do something better with my life. I cannot believe he is only 18 years old! Brigham City is sure fortunate to have such a caring and selfness individual. Thank you for sharing his story,and thank you Brad for being able to understand and appreciate the sacrifice of those that have gone before you. The world needs more Brad Jencks's.