LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—Plans were in the works to honor fallen Air Force Captain Victoria Pinckney on Monday. Members of the Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Committee were set to dedicate a workout circuit in a park to Pinckney on Monday.
Pinckney was one of three crewmembers who died in a plane crash in Kyrgyzstan in 2013. She left behind a young son.
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Organizers said the focus on Monday’s event would be to remember the soldiers who never made it home and to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The second station at Pavilion Park in Liberty Lake to honor Pinckney was nearly complete on Sunday. It was one of five total stations that the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Committee was building in the area to honor fallen soldiers. The exercise equipment at the stations ranged from pull-up bars to an elliptical machine.
Bob Wiese, president of the committee, said the committee chose to honor Pinckney because she was a role model for other girls.
"Now Gabriel has a place to go and remember his mom. And young girls can see that and hopefully they can learn her story,” said Wiese.
The memorial event on Monday would kick off with a veteran’s breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by a dedication ceremony. Then, the course committee would unveil Pinckney’s plaque alongside her mother.
Members of the committee raised half the money they needed to build all of the stations. Local businesses and private donors kicked in almost $8,000.
Wiese said each station was a reminder of freedom.
"That way we can keep their memories alive and find a way to do it interactively,” said Wiese.
Monday’s event was set to go from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the dedication ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Organizers expected to have all of the stations completed by 2017.