86R2501 ST-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 2136
         WHEREAS, Americans everywhere are pausing on Veterans Day,
  November 11, 2020, to pay grateful tribute to those brave men and
  women who have served in the United States armed forces; and
         WHEREAS, Originally designated as Armistice Day, in
  commemoration of the end of World War I, Veterans Day now honors all
  who have performed military service in this country's behalf,
  whether as a member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force,
  or Coast Guard; and
         WHEREAS, From the Revolutionary War to the present, more than
  40 million men and women have filled the ranks of our uniformed
  branches; of those legions, over half a million have died in battle,
  more than 1.5 million have been wounded, thousands have suffered
  the rigors of imprisonment in POW camps, and thousands more remain
  missing in action; and
         WHEREAS, Throughout its history, our nation has been
  sustained by those whose love of country is such that they are
  willing to take up arms in its defense; every day of the year,
  America's servicemen and servicewomen are at their posts, at home
  and throughout the world, charged with maintaining the nation's
  security and prepared to do their utmost in defense of their
  homeland and the cause of freedom; and
         WHEREAS, Whether in time of war or peace, members of the U.S.
  armed forces work tirelessly as they keep faith with their oath to
  "support and defend the Constitution of the United States," and
  even though we set aside this special day in recognition of those
  who have served, it is incumbent on our citizenry to hold always in
  their hearts the men and women in uniform, past and present, and to
  honor their steadfast courage, their unfailing selflessness, and
  their willing sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate Veterans Day 2020 and extend
  heartfelt gratitude to all of our veterans for their valor and