For U.S. Army and Navy veteran Kevin Richardson, wearing a red t-shirt on Fridays is a simple yet meaningful way to honor members of the military who are currently deployed. According to Richardson, what started as a trend by the Marine Corps and Navy has now spread to the Air Force and Army, and is now widespread and well known. Originally from Denton, Richardson has lived in Alpine since he and his wife Pam relocated from Fort Bliss six years “Even wearing a pin or other symbol would be a good way to honor the currently deployed members of the military,” Richardson said. “It’s not necessarily about endorsing the administration or war in general. It’s just a matter of remembering that there are folks out there doing the job.” He also has a stepson, William Beard, a 2016 Alpine High School graduate, who now serves in the Navy.