During the Memorial Day weekend, many people will honor our fallen heroes and in Fulton, there was an event to support those who had and currently serve.
“We have to let them know that we’re still here backing them up no matter what the situation we’re there at in this country they are the backbone that’s keeping us together and keeping our freedoms,” says Roland Pena.
The Coastal Bend Troop Support Incorporated is an organization that is dedicated to sending care packages every month to American troops that are combat zones.
To continue this strong commitment the group held their 10th annual crawfish boil where funds will help pay for postage for each of those care packages.
“We encourage everyone to write a note just a few words of encouragement to our military that’s deployed to the combat zones and we will send them to our next care packages,” says organizer with the Coastal Bend Troop Support Carla Reed.
The non-profit says these small gifts mean so much to these soldiers overseas.
Folks that took part were able to browse through many donated items from business and homeowners in the area for three different auctions.
“This means a lot so the support from everyone, it’s wonderful and to see everyone here the way we are you know together as a community, and supporting them, it’s wonderful,” says Diana Pena.
United States flags were also attached and placed for a memorial tribute to fallen heroes who were all from South Texas.
The non-profit has about fifty people they send boxes to.
They also say funds from this event will help because it costs them over $1,500 a month to send these boxes.