BULLARD, Texas (KETK) – CampV hosted a Veterans Day Celebration in Bullard Wednesday morning.

The event began at 10 a.m. at the American Freedom Museum on North Houston Street. The ceremony will feature a recognition of soldiers deemed MIA (Missing In Action) or KIA (Killed In Action). There also was patriotic songs performed.

A poem written by a Bullard ISD kindergartner about her dad’s deployment in the Marines was read and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Speaking at the event was Mullard Mayor Pro-tem Bryan Willis as well as United State Air Force Major Beverley Russell.

CampV is based in Tyler and says its mission is to “integrate military and civilian resources into a central campus providing a more efficient and effective process for Veterans, Military members and their families who seek help.”

The organization offers several services, including:

  • Establish a robust referral service.
  • Offer emergency funding of therapies and healing.
  • partner with area agencies, colleges and businesses that offer employment, housing and skills training.
  • Create a safe place for women Veterans.
  • Establish an environment of fellowship and purpose.
  • Educate the community on the differences in military and civilian life.
  • Institute a follow-up system and track assistance so we can better serve our Veterans.
  • Market CAMPV at military bases for soldiers transitioning into civilian life.