Colorado girl raises money for vets, gets surprise invitation to Medal of Honor Convention in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. — The 2017 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention has been happening all week in Pueblo.

Only about 3,500 people have been graced with the nation’s highest military award for valor. Pueblo is nicknamed Home of the Heroes because a lot of Medal of Honor winners come from southern Colorado.

A special concert was held at Memorial Hall on Thursday to celebrate the warriors and the sacrifices they make for our freedoms.

The Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan band concert had a special guest: 13-year-old Macy Coulter.

Sinise’s foundation is known for supporting active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families.

“It means a lot to me because I’m raising money because of what vets have done, and this is honoring what they have done,” said Macy.

Macy lives in Grand Junction and set up a lemonade stand there to raise money for veteran programs.

“It was either you get a free cup of lemonade or, if you wanted, you could donate a penny or a dime or something,” said Macy.

She recently sent half of her $1,000 fundraising profits to Gary’s foundation, along with a letter.

​​”We got this call saying there’s this thing for Medal of Honor and we want you to go and we’ll give you a ticket,” said Macy.

During that call, Macy and her family were invited to the Medal of Honor concert in Pueblo. She even got to meet Sinise at dinner.

“We are so proud and so humbled and so–just to be in the presence of these Medal of Honor winners,” said Jessica Coulter, Macy’s mom.    ​

​Macy said she is not going to stop raising money for vets, and is still hoping Sinise will come across the continental divide to play for her hometown vets.

There are several events still planned for the convention, including the Patriot Awards and Gala at the Pueblo Convention Center. Coloradans being honored by the society include El Pomar’s Bill Hybl, former White House Press Secretary and CSU-Pueblo graduate Dana Perino, former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and author Jeff Shaara.

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