Honoring the First Responders of West, TX

Senator John Cornyn
2013-04-26 12:34:36
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* *Honoring the First Responders of West, TX* *�**'Nothing will ever shake the memory of their heroism and their bravery'�* [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/West TX Memorial.jpg] [link 1] *Click Here to Watch Video* [link 2] Speaking at the memorial service for the first responders�of West, Senator Cornyn honored the men who lost their lives in the explosion.� Excerpts of his speech are below. *�Today we honor the lives of 12 great men, who gave their lives in an enduring act of love for their neighbors, their families, and their community.� When the call went out for help, these men, along with countless others in West, ran immediately toward the danger, not away from it, they ran toward it, looking for a way they might help.�* *�And though they were taken from us in a blast that shook the earth, and shattered buildings, nothing will ever shake the memory of their heroism and their bravery.* *�In the aftermath of a tragedy like this, we find ourselves asking the question, �why?� But as we remember the fallen, let us also ask the question �how?��* *�How does one find such great courage, as these men did, to face overwhelming danger on behalf of their community, their families, and their friends?� How does one find such selflessness, to put the safety of everyone else before your own?� And how does one find such love, to be willing to lay down your life, so that others might live?�* *�This will forever be the legacy of those that ran toward the fire last week.� We�re here today asking an Almighty God to give comfort to the grieving.� May He bring healing to those who were injured, and may we never forget the courage and the resolve the people of West, and this great community, have shown the world.* *�I will never forget what one resident of West told me when I came here last Friday. He said, �Being a Texan doesn�t just describe where you�re from, it describes who your family is.�� I�ll never forget that.�* *�* News Releases* *April 24: Cornyn: Administration Desperate to Prove It Wasn�t Crying Wolf [link 3] April 24: Cornyn Introduces Bill to Bring Inpatient Care Facility to South Texas Veterans [link 4] April 22: Cornyn Addresses Gang of Eight Immigration Proposal [link 5] April 22: Ways To Help Those Affected By West Plant Explosion [link 6] April 22: Cornyn Introduces Measure to Bring New Transparency to Obamacare [link 7] April 19: Cornyn Tours West Explosion Site [link 8] April 18: Cornyn Addresses West Plant Explosion on the Senate Floor [link 9] April 18: Cornyn: Yesterday Was A Shameful Day [link 10]* *April 18: Senators Cornyn, Cruz Issue Statement on Fertilizer Plant Explosion [link 11]� April 17: Cornyn: 2nd Amendment Not a Take-It-Or-Leave-It Proposition [link 12] �* Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 13]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 14]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 15]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 16]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 17] Texas Times Column* *April 23: Courage and Grace in West, Texas [link 18] March 18: Honoring Montford Point Marine Calvin Curtis [link 19] February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 20] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 21] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 22] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 23] December 14: Tales of Christmas Past In Texas [link 24] November 20: A Message of Thanksgiving [link 25] September 14: Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 26] August 29: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 27]*

Honoring the First Responders of West, TX

 'Nothing will ever shake the memory of their heroism and their bravery' 

Speaking at the memorial service for the first responders of West, Senator Cornyn honored the men who lost their lives in the explosion.  Excerpts of his speech are below.

�Today we honor the lives of 12 great men, who gave their lives in an enduring act of love for their neighbors, their families, and their community.  When the call went out for help, these men, along with countless others in West, ran immediately toward the danger, not away from it, they ran toward it, looking for a way they might help. 

�And though they were taken from us in a blast that shook the earth, and shattered buildings, nothing will ever shake the memory of their heroism and their bravery.

�In the aftermath of a tragedy like this, we find ourselves asking the question, �why?� But as we remember the fallen, let us also ask the question �how?� 

�How does one find such great courage, as these men did, to face overwhelming danger on behalf of their community, their families, and their friends?  How does one find such selflessness, to put the safety of everyone else before your own?  And how does one find such love, to be willing to lay down your life, so that others might live? 

�This will forever be the legacy of those that ran toward the fire last week.  We�re here today asking an Almighty God to give comfort to the grieving.  May He bring healing to those who were injured, and may we never forget the courage and the resolve the people of West, and this great community, have shown the world.

�I will never forget what one resident of West told me when I came here last Friday. He said, �Being a Texan doesn�t just describe where you�re from, it describes who your family is.�  I�ll never forget that.�

 

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