July 7, 2015
The Democratic Party of Bastrop County, Texas is proud to welcome to Bastrop County, Texas all the members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who are participating in the Jade Helm training exercise. We salute these citizen soldiers who have volunteered to serve their country, just as their brothers and sisters through history have defended the Constitution of the United States with their very lives. During this two-hundred and thirty-ninth birthday of our great nation, we are constantly reminded of their sacrifice, their valor, their loyalty and the high honors that they have secured for themselves, without which we would not enjoy the blessings of that liberty that we hold so dear.
Bastrop County has over 70 years of history as a training location for our military, dating back to the days of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift in 1942. In this long tradition, we extend to our visitors a warm Texas howdy. We pray for their safety and well-being and offer a heart-felt thank-you for a job well done.
Ed Skarnulis, Chair
Bastrop County Democratic Party
1009 Main St., Bastrop, TX 78602