Sacrifice in Its Greatest Form

As the son of a WWII B-17 bombardier, I am eternally grateful for the sacrifice of so many brave men and women who — like my father — answered the call to serve. Each year, Veterans Day stands as an opportunity to honor those who have risked everything for this country, and I'd like to recognize and thank the valiant, selfless, and courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line for the sake of our nation.

Many of these valiant veterans are from the great state of Texas. In fact, 15 percent of those living in our state have served in the armed forces. This week, I joined the Texas congressional delegation in introducing a resolution to honor the heroic military service, sacrifices, and contributions of Texas veterans. We’re honored to represent these veterans, and it’s our duty as members of Congress to ensure they are taken care of after their service. With this resolution, we reaffirmed our commitment to doing just that by working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and investing in resources and programs to assist these American heroes.

I have been deeply inspired by many of these brave individuals, including my father. His example of service to this country is what drove me to serve as a member of Congress.

Our veterans represent sacrifice in its greatest form and truly embody what it means to be an American. It is because of their enduring heroism that we are free.


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