Every Veterans Day in the Bridgeland community, residents gather in front of a 12-by-8-foot American flag and listen in silence as the names are read of all the veterans who served in the U.S. military and live in or have ties to Bridgeland families.

The ceremony has been hosted by the local nonprofit The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans since 2012. Leading up to the event each year, the group gathers submissions from the community of the names of veterans to be recognized. Photos of each veteran are posted on boards and placed in the shape of a Victory V.

What started out as a small group of people trying to bring a sense of patriotism to Bridgeland has grown into a full-fledged nonprofit dedicated to honoring veterans and raising awareness about their sacrifices. In addition to the Veterans Day event, the group hosts a Memorial Day event that involves saying a prayer and placing ribbons that represent loved ones who were killed in action.

“We don’t want it to just be a memorial; we also want it to serve as an educational piece for the children and people in our community,” Bueno said. “We want to make sure we have the premier veteran memorial in Harris County.”

Read the full article at: Community Impact Newspaper- Bridgeland Residents Support Veterans Through Local Non-Profit