Gold Star parents who challenged Donald Trump make a “homecoming” appearance in Houston

HOUSTON - Khizr Khan knew his speech slamming Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention would bring some support and some criticism, but he felt saying something was necessary.

"When the values for which we've taken oaths to defend are challenged, we will speak one million times, and we will speak louder," Khan said at an Islamic Society of Greater Houston fundraising event on Saturday night.

The Khans's son, Humayun, died in 2004 while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.

The family described coming to Houston as somewhat of a homecoming. When they first moved to American from Pakistan, they started out by living in Houston.

"The first day we moved, we didn't have any refrigerator at the house," Ghazala Khan said. "Our neighbors brought me an ice box full of milk, bread, eggs. They didn't know me. They didn't know I'm a Muslim. They didn't know I'm from Pakistan. Nothing, just I was their neighbor. I loved it. I told my husband this is where I wanted to raise my children."

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston provides religious education and social services to Houston's Muslim community.