Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

On Saturday, in a joint session of the Texas Legislature, we honored the lives of five brave fallen Texans, including two from Arlington: Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee Smith and Army Specialist Allen Stigler, a resident of House District 101 and a graduate of Timberview High School.

Please take a moment today to remember these men, and the thousands of women and men, who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

Let us also reflect on how we may honor their memory not just today, but every day, by making a difference in the lives of others and by positively shaping the future of our state and country. It is our duty, as we owe them and their families for a debt that can never be repaid.