LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Ten-year-old Sadie Pitts is making bracelets out of parachute cords and selling them to raise money for Wreaths Across America, the organization that makes sure wreaths decorate national cemeteries, including the one at Ft. Leavenworth.
Sadie Pitts's brother is buried at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. David Unger was killed in action on October 17, 2006.
Two of Sadie's other brothers are still fighting in Afghanistan. She says in honor of them and in memory of her brother, David, she is making bracelets to help pay for the wreaths to decorate the graves at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.
"It means a lot to us to continually give back even through our loss to give back and to make sure that people remember and learn to respect our military," said Diana Pitts, Sadie's mother.
The Wreaths Across America division that decorates Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery needs help buying 3,800 wreaths.
If you'd like to help, Sadie's bracelets cost $6 to buy. Five dollars goes to Wreaths Across America, the rest helps Sadie buy more supplies.
To order a bracelet, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org