Mr. Speaker, the 101st Airborne of the United States Army is otherwise known as the Band of Brothers. They were called the Screaming Eagles of World War II. They held off the Germans in the battle of the Bulge. Their legacy was continued, as the 101s...
Mr. Speaker, the phrase ‘‘Come and Take It’’ is known and cherished by all Texans. You’ll see it emblazoned on tshirts, bumper stickers, and glassware, and some businesses and organizations have adapted it to fit into their mottos and slogans.
Mr. Speaker, ‘‘The soldier is the Army,’’ and ‘‘wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.’’ While we mourn those men who die, ‘‘We should thank God such men ever lived.’’ These are the words of General George Patton in World War II.
“…the victory will cost the enemy so dear, that it will be worse to him than a defeat.”
William Barrett Travis, The Alamo
I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here.
Davy Crockett, 1836
Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country on the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.
Author John Steinbeck
“This is not about land or money... but the one thing that no man should ever be able to take from another man: the freedom to make his own choices about his life, where he'll live, how he'll live, and how he'll raise his family.”