WATCH: Gov. Abbott attends First Responders Appreciation Day Welcome Ceremony at HLSR

HOUSTON— Governor Greg Abbott served as speaker for the First Responders at Appreciation Day Welcome Ceremony of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Monday.

The HLSR paid homage to the first responders that went above and beyond during Hurricane Harvey.

“One thing that Harvey cane harvey did, Hurricane Harvey revealed heroes of extraordinary character. First responders who ran towards danger to save the lives of Texans clinging to life itself. The men and women of our law enforcement agencies, fire departments and  emergency services showed Texas size courage.” said Abbott.