Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement today to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
"Seven decades ago today, a selfless group of our bravest warriors emerged from the choppy waters of the English Channel to lead a mission of liberation across the blood-stained beaches of Normandy and into occupied France. With them they carried the hope of free nations held hostage by the greatest force for evil the world had ever seen. The liberation of Western Europe, Hitler's annihilation, and the release of the prisoners savagely held in his concentration camps were accomplished in great measure thanks to the soldiers who stormed the beaches that day."
"As we remember the brave souls who fought and died, let us also remember that with each passing day we lose more of the patriotic Americans who committed all they had to the cause of freedom. I urge anyone who knows a World War II veteran to share your appreciation with them so they know just how grateful we are for their service and sacrifice."