NRCA member celebrates U.S. soldiers
Bill Johnson, owner of NRCA member Johnson Roofing Inc., Waco,
Texas; the Texas Military Family Foundation; and many volunteers
joined to thank U.S. soldiers at Johnson's 500-acre (200-hectare)
ranch in Robinson, Texas, on June 4. The purpose of the event was
not only to show gratitude, but also to create a prototype for
communities finding ways to help and befriend soldiers.
More than 2,000 people gathered at the event, including more
than 800 Fort Hood soldiers from the Texas Military Family
Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides direct delivery
support to soldiers going to war or returning home, as well as
support for soldiers involved in homeland security.
The event, referred to as Operation Building Bridges, offered a
host of activities and entertainment, including 30 bands and
singing groups; fishing; horseback riding; and the Sweethearts of
Texas, a professional flag rider rodeo team, among others.
Attendees included guitarist Ted Nugent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry,
U.S. Congressman Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and State Rep. Charles
Anderson (R-Waco). Because of their efforts, the Johnsons were
invited to Fort Hood and presented with a plaque of the Battalion
Colors and Brigade Coin. They also were invited to attend the
Change of Command...
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