By Brittany Tune
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 04:13 PM EDT | twcnews.com – Original Source
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — From Camp Lejeune to Marine Corp Air Station New River there’s military members everywhere in Onslow County.
One woman, however, noticed something was missing.
“When I moved out here to Jacksonville, I noticed that even though this is a military town and everyone here thrives from the military — all the businesses — there were not too many people wearing red shirts on a Friday,” said Jacksonville resident Gloria De Paul.
So, far De Paul has sold about 50 shirts to a variety of people and she hopes that more businesses will get onboard.
“All of Onslow County needs to be unified. It needs to be unified to say ’Yes, we do care about the men and women deployed because either way or another each one of us has been touched by somebody in the military,” said Brenna Leger, the membership manager for the Onslow Chamber of Commerce.
The shirts run from $23 to $28 depending on the size and all proceeds will go towards Military Heroes Support Foundation.
“We need to make sure that we haven’t forgotten them and the real reason why they’re over there is because of us — because of our freedom,” said Leger.”
“It would show people that are deployed that we do care about them just by wearing a red shirt on a Friday and it would bring a since of community to all the businesses and people here in Jacksonville,” said Paul.