Perry says he's humbled after visiting wounded

AP News
Posted: Nov 07, 2009 5:49 PM

Texas governor Rick Perry has visited with wounded victims from the Fort Hood shooting.

Perry said at a news conference on Saturday that the soldiers he visited with told him it is an honor to serve their country and they are committed to returning to service. He praised the care they were receiving and described his conversations with the soldiers as "humbling."

Perry says people from across the state have responded to the tragedy, and in some cases, people lined up for hours to give blood to help the wounded.

He says he told the wounded soldiers that the entire state is behind them, and that "there's 24 million Texans praying for them and wishing them well."