Obama Honors Families At Memorial For West Explosion Victims

At a memorial service on Thursday, President Obama and Texas officials honored those who were injured or died in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. "Today our prayers are with the families of all who we've lost — the proud sons and daughters of West whose memories will live on in our hearts,” President Obama said.

Below is AP video of President Barack Obama’s memorial speech:



Below are links to statements and tweets from Texas officials at the memorial service:


Gov. Rick Perry


Sen. Ted Cruz


Sen. John Cornyn


Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

The tweets were added on April 30, 2013.