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News Release

May 24, 2013

Statement by DPS Director McCraw on Memorial Day

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued the following statement regarding Memorial Day:

“Throughout American history, outstanding men and woman have courageously committed their lives and service to the United States military in order to protect this nation during times of conflict as well as peace.

“On Memorial Day, we honor all military personnel who have fulfilled their promise to serve our nation especially those who have laid down their lives for that service. These heroes will not be forgotten, and our freedom is an everyday reminder of their selfless courage and sacrifice.

“We are also reminded of the families of these true patriots, who make their own sacrifices in support of our service members. We respect and appreciate the considerable strength and dedication it takes to be in a military family, and we are eternally grateful to them.

“At the Texas Department of Public Safety, we have a unique appreciation for what it means to protect and serve, and we salute all those who have answered that call to duty in defense of our great nation past, present and those to come.”

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