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Loveland Navy veteran carves token of thanks for fellow veterans

Navy veteran carving out a token of thanks for fellow veterans_Bob Scott
Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 18:32:45-04

LOVELAND, Colo. — When you meet Bob Scott, one of the first things you'll notice is his big, jovial laugh, second only to his character and the love he holds for our country's veterans.

"There's nothing you can do good enough to recognize a vet, as far as I'm concerned," he said.

That's why the Navy veteran spends hours in his woodworking shop in Loveland, carving out a small way to show his big appreciation.

"I can sit down and carve and think about how much time they spent away from home in service and really nobody at home cares," Scott said. "They deserve notice. They don't get much notice."

For the past four years, Scott has been making canes and giving them away to our country's veterans. It's a tall task for an 88-year-old with arthritis, but don't tell him that.

"I spend all day looking for at least 40 8-foot sticks," he sad. "And I cut these down to 30-36 inches and then I bring them home. It takes me about four hours to make one ready to go."

To date, he's given away more than 150 of his creations. Each one is unique and handmade and marked by the words, "Walk with Bob."

Veteran Rod Koberstein received one of the canes a few years ago.

"I don't know anyone who's done more than Bob, for people he doesn't know," Koberstein said. "He's carved two faces, he's carved houses, and of course he always puts 'Walk with Bob' on the cane."

So did veteran, Charlie Nash.

"It's a place of honor in my house. It's special, very special," Nash said.

The meaning is not lost on these old-timers, just as it's never been lost for Scott.

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