BRYAN, TEXAS — Members of the Republican Party of Brazos County hosted a "Back the Blue and First Responders' rally Saturday at the Brazos Center in Bryan.
Members of the Republican Party of Brazos County say they really wanted to show the community the support they have for members in uniform including first responders, EMS personnel, police officers and firefighters.
David Hilburn, Chair of the Republican Party of Brazos County said this is the first event like this they have held, but hopes to make it an annual event in Brazos County. Hilburn said the event also served as a way to remind everyone to vote on Tuesday.
"People in that line of work do so much for us that we don't recognize that until we need them. Until you need those services, you don't understand what they do day in and day out. I think it is important that they (first responders) understand our love for them and our care for them and our appreciation on what they do for each and every one of us," Hilburn added.
Organizers of the rally say they have seen similar successful events in other communities and they wanted to show their support to our communities' first responders and bring residents out to give them a round of applause.