Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags is a new non-profit in Lubbock dedicated to raising community awareness and gratitude to those who are serving or have served in the military.
Rachel Gaulden, the founder of the non-profit, said she got the idea for the organization when she saw a t-shirt that read, ‘Real heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags.'
"In August we became incorporated as a nonprofit and we have been working on it since then," she said, "and we want to show them how much we love them. We don't think they get enough thanks and appreciation through the community, so, this is just our way of giving back."
They celebrated their first event on Saturday with a picnic and dance.
The organization will host more events in the future as a big thank you to the men and women who keep us safe.
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