Watch: Monument To Fallen Service Members Dedicated
Shannon Bartlett of Alexandria Bay knows what it means to be persistent.
For two years, Shannon, a Girl Scout, conducted a fund drive. She wanted to raise enough money, several thousand dollars, to put up a monument to fallen service members outside the American Legion in Alexandria Bay.
On Saturday her hard work paid off, as the monument was dedicated in a ceremony at the Legion.
For Shannon, the monument was repayment to a community that showed her and her family great kindness when her cousin, Private First Class Jack Sweet, was killec in Iraq in 2008.
To see some of Saturday's ceremony, and hear from Shannon, click on the picture.
Friday, October 28, 2016, Watertown, NY