TYLER, TX (KLTV) - This afternoon residents from the Tyler area got together to recognize local heroes.
The Empowerment Community Development Corporation held an event on the Tyler square today to honor veterans, first responders, and military personnel.
The event included performances, vendors and raffle prizes just for those being honored.
Bernon Rivers an Air Force veteran, attended the event and brought along an impressive collection of military figurines.
"I do this because it's for everybody," says Rivers. "The veterans, the first responders, without those people in our lives we wouldn't be here."
Ten percent of the proceeds from today's event will go to the Clifford Harris Memorial Fund named after a local first responder who recently lost his life.