Gov. Perry: Service Members Make the Ultimate Sacrifice to Preserve Freedom
Gov. Rick Perry today reflected on the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. The governor spoke at the Memorial Day ceremony at Houston National Cemetery.
"On days of remembrance like this, we celebrate our own freedom, won through brutal sacrifice, and are humbled," Gov. Perry said. "Today is the day to acknowledge the amazing sacrifices our fighting men and women have made throughout our history, so that oppressed people all over the world can breathe the rare air of freedom."
The governor also thanked the men and women of our Armed Forces who continue to put themselves in harm's way each day while protecting freedom around the world for their courage and dedication.
"We are blessed with the emergence of a new greatest generation as our young soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Coast Guardsmen go boldly in harm's way for the cause of liberty," Gov. Perry said. "They are the latest in a long line of brave Americans, stretching back to the Minutemen of Concord, who have heeded the call to serve and submitted themselves to the cause of freedom no matter what the cost."