The Hill Report: Honoring Our Veterans
Today I join Americans across the country in offering my deepest thanks to all of our men and women in who served our country. These brave heroes deserve to be thanked each and every day for their unwavering service to our country, commitment to protecting our freedom, and their continued contributions to our communities.
Yesterday I was honored to have the opportunity to thank North Texas veterans from across the32nd Congressional District for their service. I heard from heroes who served with the greatest generation in WWII, who fought for their lives as they were held captive in Hanoi, and from dozens more who told me about their days in service to our country. It was a honor to be among these outstanding men and women and I offer my heartiest gratitude for their service.
Garland Chapter 137 of the Disabled American Veterans
To start off the morning, I went to thank the members of the Garland Chapter 137 of the Disabled American Veterans. This group has done a wonderful job of serving as a resource for disabled veterans in Garland. Through their continued service they fulfill their mission each and every day - to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Dallas Veterans Day Parade
Later in the morning I was honored to join city leaders, fellow Members of Congress, and people from across the region to honor our North Texas veterans. This year’s parade was dedicated to honor all of our veterans who served in the Gulf War. As always, it was a heartfelt and touching ceremony and a wonderful opportunity for everyone in the community to say “thank you” to our service members in Dallas.
Southern Methodist University Arc of Service Luncheon
I was honored to be asked by SMU to be a part of their Arc Of Service Luncheon honoring our veterans and student-veterans at SMU. It was a wonderful experience to get to honor Mitch Hart, a United States Naval Academy graduate and SMU Trustee Emeritus, and Bill and Raymond Sloan, brothers and SMU alumni who answered the call of duty in World War II and served with honor and distinction. I consider it a privilege to serve the men and women who have served, are currently serving and who will serve our country as members of our armed forces, and will always do all I can on their behalf in Congress.
Daughters of World War II 8th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon
Once again I was proud to support my friends at The Daughters of World War II at their 8th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon. I never fail to be amazed by the incredible stories of everyday heroism displayed by the men and women serving our country. Hearing from those who have firsthand knowledge of the events that have shaped our history provides an invaluable service to our future generations, like the Tarrant County Young Marines who were in attendance today. I would like to thank MG John Borling for sharing his singular experience serving our country, as well as theDaughters of World War II for providing WWII and all other veterans a community of shared experience and camaraderie.