AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on Veterans Day:
“Today, we honor Texas Veterans: heroes who have put everything on the line to serve our state and our country.
“Generation after generation, Texans have answered the call to serve. They’ve fought for freedom, democracy, and justice. They’ve defended the ideals at the heart of our country’s promise. Today, nearly 1.5 million Veterans call Texas home. These Texas heroes are the embodiment of selflessness, sacrifice, and what it means to truly devote your life to something bigger than yourself.
“We owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our Veterans. That’s why, after four difficult years, I’m incredibly grateful to have a President who profoundly respects our troops and is working hard every day on behalf of Veterans, those who are currently serving, and their families. President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden know firsthand the sacrifices military families make. Through the American Rescue Plan, President Biden is delivering for military service members, Veterans, and their families — from making sure Veterans have the health care they need, to providing key relief and stimulus money to military families, to prioritizing support for Veteran-owned small businesses.
“Today, I encourage all Texans to take time to honor those who have given so much in the service of our country’s ideals. To Texas Veterans, military families, and those currently wearing the uniform: thank you for your service and sacrifice. You represent the very best of Texas.”