From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2011
Contact: Sarah Gomez, 512-463-0126

Senator Van de Putte Honors Wounded Warriors at the Capitol

(Austin) — Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Chair of the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee, joins her Senate colleagues in honoring the brave service men and women of Texas who have been wounded while serving our nation. Veterans throughout the state who have been wounded in combat traveled to the Texas Capitol today to be acknowledged, including six service members recovering from their wounds at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

"I am deeply honored to pay tribute to our brave service members and their families on Wounded Warrior Day. In the face of their disabilities and hardships, they continue to demonstrate commitment, selfless service, and devotion to our country," said Senator Van de Putte. She added, "It is in recognition of their bravery that we honor them, as they have honored our country."

Wounded veterans will be recognized on the Senate floor by the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee members with a resolution. Shortly thereafter, they will be recognized on the House floor.

"Throughout America's history, we have been privileged to have among us those who would step forward and guard the line between our nation and those who would do us harm," Governor Rick Perry stated. "We owe these fine men and women our very freedom, and it's an honor to all of us here at the Capitol to share our gratitude and respect with these veterans today."