Texas: Governor Abbott Honors Fallen Heroes At Memorial Day Ceremony In Georgetown

~ Today, Governor Greg Abbott honored the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice to our nation during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza. The event was attended by over 2,500 people, including many veterans, and was marked by a keynote address from Governor Abbott.

"Today, we honor the heroes who gave their all to fight for our sacred rights and who went in harm's way to protect the American way," said Governor Abbott. "Americans must always remember that freedom is worth fighting for. America remains the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known, and that freedom has been preserved, protected, and defended by the mightiest military in the history of the world. As we gather here today, we thank God, for through the fire of sacrifice, our freedom has been preserved. We ask for God's blessings and comfort for the families of the fallen. And we rededicate ourselves to the cause for which they fought and died. May we never forget the price they paid so that we can be free."

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At today's ceremony, Governor Abbott was joined by U.S. Congressman John Carter, First Lieutenant Diane Klutz, Major General Steve McElroy and other service members and local leaders. He thanked members of Texas National Guard for their efforts to fill in gaps created by President Biden's open border policies to protect our state and country as well as highlighted Texas' Hiring Red White & You program which helps veterans find jobs in critical fields like public safety healthcare & technology.

The Governor also joined members of Texas Legislature during a Memorial Day ceremony on floor of Texas House of Representatives over weekend to honor Texas service members who made ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation since last ceremony & recognized following fallen service members: U.S Army Special Forces Sergeant Major James "Ryan" Sartor of Teague; U.S Army Air Cavalry Chief Warrant Officer David Knadle of Tarrant County; U.S Army Special Forces Sergeant 1st Class Javier "Jaguar" Gutierrez of San Antonio; U.S Army Infantry Specialist Vincent Ibarria of San Antonio; Marine Corps Lance Corporal David Espinoza of Rio Bravo & Texas National Guard Sergeant Bishop Evans of Arlington .

Governor Abbott concluded his remarks with a reminder that Memorial Day is a solemn day to remember dedication & sacrifice made by fallen service members & urged Texans never forget price they paid so that we can be free

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