Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There's only one group of people who like writing Veteran's Day addresses more than me....


You win this year Elizabeth Ames Jones and Greg Abbott, you win this year!

Dear Friends,

Today we honor our veterans; the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Guardsmen and Sailors who have made great sacrifices to ensure we all live in a safe and secure America.
We are blessed to have so many brave men and women who have put on a uniform and fought to defend our nation, our families and our way of life. Their sacrifices have made it possible for us to be living in a free country today.

We as Americans should remember, honor and support our veterans, they are truly the best America has to offer and I’m so thankful to each and every one.

With warmest regards,
Elizabeth Ames Jones


On this day—Veterans’ Day—I hope you will have a moment to honor the brave veterans who served our great nation. As we observe this day of recognition for our veterans, it is also fitting that we pause to consider those who suffered during the tragic shooting at Fort Hood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community as they continue to cope with this senseless tragedy.

Many Texans want to do something—to take some action to help those affected by last week’s tragic events. If you are wondering how you can help the victims and their families on this Veteran’s Day, visit and click the red Donate button on the right side of the screen. Your generous support will help provide travel, lodging, food, and other necessities for those who suffered during the deplorable attack.

Cecilia and I wish all Texans—particularly those who served in the armed services—a very happy and safe Veterans’ Day.

Greg Abbott
Attorney General of Texas