Mr. Speaker, the war, deaths, the Southeast Texans, the honored, the names:

PFC John P. Johnson, Houston, United States Army;

Staff Sergeant Russell Slay, Humble, Texas, United States Marine Corps;

Corporal Brian Matthew Kennedy, Houston, Army;

Corporal Tomas Sotelo, Jr., Houston, United States Army;

PFC Wesley Riggs, Baytown, Army;

Sergeant Keelan L. Moss, Houston, United States Army;

PFC Analaura Esparza-Gutierrez, Houston, Army;

PFC Armando Soriano, Houston, United States Army;

PFC Leroy Sandoval, Jr., Houston, Marine Corps.

The volunteers, the brave, the young, the fallen, the freedom fighters, the heroes, the warriors, the band of brothers and sisters. The Americans. That's just the way it is.