Staff Reporter 

Raising funds to honor nation's veterans


Cheney’s MacKenna Jones has an ambitious goal to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.

Jones decided to honor our nation’s veterans with a Fallen Soldier statue that will be placed at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. But to make the project a reality, she needs fundraising help to purchase the statue. To date, she is halfway to her $8,000 goal, pushing for a Sept. 21 ceremony where it will be unveiled at the cemetery.

The idea for the statue all started when Jones received her Silver Award, the second-highest award in Girl Scouts.

“It was also about veterans,...

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