Statement by Gov. Perry on Veterans Day

“Throughout its history, our nation has been blessed with generations of brave men and women willing to stand on the line between us and our enemies and declare ‘Not on my watch.’

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Texas Governor Rick Perry makes Veteran's Day stops in Myrtle Beach

Joel Allen
Texas Governor Rick Perry is making several stops across the Grand Strand this Veteran's Day.

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Texas Leaders Launch New Effort to Help Veterans

AUSTIN – Texas leaders are committing more than $1 million in state support for an innovative pilot program that will address Texas veterans’ mental health needs.

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Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

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Texas Moving Forward on Assisting Veterans

By Governor Rick Perry

The people who answer the call of our nation’s military are a rare breed ... people driven by devotion to their community and love of their country. They don’t swear the oath for personal enrichment or individual glory. They’re not looking for special treatment.

They’ve earned it, nonetheless.

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Perry outlines plan to ease VA medical backlog

Fort Hood Herald
Rose L. Thayer
Gov. Rick Perry announced a plan to help Texas veterans get care in a timely manner during an on-post news conference Thursday.

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Gov. Perry honors Texas veterans of foreign wars

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today thanked veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice for our nation at the 2014 Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-Winter Conference. The governor also highlighted steps Texas has taken to ensure veterans and their families have access to the services they need and deserve when they return to civilian life.

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Speech: Gov. Perry Honors Veterans at Central Texas Veterans Celebration

The following are Gov. Perry's prepared remarks in his speech honoring America's veterans at a Central Texas event:

God bless you all, and I am honored to be here today on such a noble occasion.

It's also wonderful anytime you get a chance to hear the Gatlins perform.

To my fellow veterans here who have sacrificed so much to keep America safe, and made us all proud, I'd like to say thank you on behalf of more than 25 million Texans.

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Governor Perry's Memorial Day Message

As America has on so many past Memorial Days, we observe today’s holiday with troops in harm’s way in combat zones overseas. As has always been the case our military is serving with distinction and bringing honor to our nation.

Whether it’s an Army PFC standing guard duty or a member of the team who brought Osama Bin Laden to justice, our troops have no equal in terms of devotion, courage and professionalism. As a result, our nation should have no peer in the way we honor the fallen.

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State of the State

Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address this week, proposing to consolidate or suspend non-critical state agencies in order to make state government more streamlined and efficient. The governor also outlined his priorities for the 82nd Legislative Session, including balancing the budget without raising taxes, preserving essential services, and strengthening Texas' position as a national economic leader through sound policies. Check out the Governor's entire State of the State address below.

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