News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

November 10, 2008
CONTACT: Rachel Johnston, (512) 463-0119

Senator Uresti Hosts Veterans Day Reception Honoring Our Heroes

San Antonio, TX -- On Veterans Day, Senator Carlos Uresti is hosting an evening reception at his San Antonio District Office honoring our country's military heroes.

"As a former marine, I know how important it is for our veterans to have a day that belongs to them and that honors their priceless contributions," said Uresti. "Without the service and dedication of these men and women, life in America would be drastically different. Our veterans, both young and old, face many challenges. This reception, is an annual event, is my way of acknowledging their hard work and sacrifices."

Also joining Senator Uresti will be Carlos Uresti, Jr., the senator's son, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

Senator Uresti represents Senate District 19, a 55,000 square mile area extending from the city of San Antonio in Bexar County to the Lower Valley of El Paso County. The largest legislative district in the nation, it spans two time zones, and contains nine of the 14 border counties in Texas, two-thirds of the U.S.-Mexico border within Texas, and all or part of 23 counties. Senate District 19 is home to five U.S. ports of entry, three U.S. toll bridges, 62 school districts, seven military sites, six state parks, and two national parks.