News Release

November 8, 2013

Statement by DPS Director McCraw on Veterans Day

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

“For more than two hundred years, courageous men and women have selflessly committed their lives in service to the United States military – the greatest fighting force in the world – with the primary goal of protecting this great nation during times of war and peace.

“On Veterans Day, we honor all military members who have fulfilled their pledge to serve this country, and we show gratitude for the great sacrifices they made along the way. These noble heroes will always be remembered; and their dedication is a daily reminder of the price of freedom.

“At the Department of Public Safety, we are especially thankful for the military veterans who have chosen to join this agency, continuing to serve and protect the great state of Texas.

“Today we also recognize our military families and the hardships they so graciously endure in order to support our U.S. service members. We are forever grateful for those who have answered the call of duty as members of the United States military and their supportive families – the world is a safer place because of you.”

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