Young girl selling July 4th cookies to honor great-great uncle who fought in Vietnam War

Jamari DeBouse says she's making homemade cookies this Fourth of July to honor her great great uncle, who fought in the Vietnam War.
Published: Jul. 4, 2023 at 10:48 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A young girl in Shreveport is honoring veterans this Fourth of July by selling some special cookies.

The cookies are being sold at Colonial Plaza Apartments, located at 215 Sandbeach Blvd. in Shreveport, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the cookies will be donated to American Legion Post 450.

Her name is Jamari DeBouse. She’s a student at Shreve Island Elementary School. She’s a twin and also has two brothers.

Jamari’s grandma Leona Bell says she loves to serve others and they’re trying to cultivate her passion for giving back. Jamari’s great-great uncle Floyd Reed fought in the Vietnam War, Bell said.