Aldine citizens celebrate special day


ALDINE – Bonding Against Adversity (BAA) celebrated its first CONSTITUTION and CITIZENSHIP DAY last Saturday, September 17, along with community sponsors and partners East Aldine District, Univision, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, LSC–East Aldine, Aldine ISD, Stampede, Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, HEB as well as many volunteers and BAA board members.

Events for this special day included a Patriotic parade from MacArthur High School to the East Aldine Town Center, patriotic speeches by our government representatives, and presentations of scholarships, awards, and certificates of recognition.

Bonding Against Adversity was founded 12 years ago and its mission is “Help Others Help Themselves,” one of our main programs is helping legal persons become citizens and that is why we celebrate CONSTITUTION and CITIZENSHIP DAY, said BAA Chief Operation Officer, Mariana Sanchez. Constitution day is celebrated since 1787 on September 17 and last Saturday’s event was the kick off of an annual CONSTITUTION DAY celebration day that Bonding Against Adversity plans to continue celebrating to encourage new Americans to reflect their responsibilities of citizenship.

Aldine ISD MacArthur High, REED Academy and Orange Groove choir schools took part in this celebration with presentations.

Rep. Sylvia Garcia presented a USA flag that flew in the United State Capitol, Washington D.C.; also, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s representative, Chris Chu de Leon, presented a proclamation to honor the significant work of BAA.

BAA would like to thank all elected officials, specially Rep. Armando Walle, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce president Reggie Gray for their support and participation.