Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Memorial Ceremony for Texas’ Fallen Service Members


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Legislative Memorial Ceremony:

“Today, we gathered in the Texas Capitol to memorialize all Texans who have fallen in the line of active duty. This remembrance was a solemn reminder that the freedoms we are blessed to have in this country are not free. In John 15:13 the Bible says: ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ To honor the ultimate sacrifice of love from our service members we must offer the greatest tribute we have: a vow to serve our communities and our fellow man, and to always be vigilant to preserve our sacred freedoms.”