— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) November 5, 2013
The Fort Hood shooting that killed 14, including an unborn child, took place four years ago today. Texas Sen. John Cornyn took the occasion to repeat his call to pass the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, which would award the Purple Heart to the victims and clear the way for benefits to be paid to the families.
Sen. Cornyn Marks Anniversary Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack: http://t.co/vIe5msNSZQ
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) November 5, 2013
In a brief statement, Cornyn wrote:
As we observe the somber anniversary of the terrorist attack on Fort Hood four years ago, I would call on my colleagues in the Senate and the House to support the legislation Congressmen Carter and Williams and I have introduced to award the Purple Heart and related benefits to the victims of the attack and their family members. They have had to wait too long for the benefits they so rightly deserve. While we can never undo the atrocities of that fateful day, this is an important way we can show our support for the victims and their families.
Fort Hood was not "workplace violence", as it has been labeled by our current leadership. It was cold, calculated terror by evil.
— H (@Tark31) November 5, 2013
Today it's been 4 yrs since the shooting here at Fort Hood please keep all victims and families in ur prayers pic.twitter.com/03Ga41mMAS
— Angie (@texasangel88) November 5, 2013
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) November 5, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with the families & friends whose lives were tragically affected 4 years ago today http://t.co/9qILZHdbNR
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) November 5, 2013
— Rep. Tony Dale (@TonyDaleTX) November 5, 2013
Another anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting and Obama still refuses to call it a terrorist attack! #ImpeachObama
— loeffler (@loeffler) November 5, 2013
The Killeen Daily Herald today reports that Building 42003, the site of the shooting, will be demolished.
BREAKING: Fort Hood is finalizing plans to tear down the site of the Fort Hood shooting. The announcement comes… http://t.co/PUZVVOvWyL
— Killeen Daily Herald (@kdhnews) November 5, 2013
A permanent memorial is planned as well but as of today remains “sketches on a piece of paper,” according to the newspaper.