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Senator John Cornyn along with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stopped in West to see progress and celebrate Westfest.

Cornyn and Abbott spoke to a crowd before opening ceremonies.

Before West Mayor Tommy Muska gave the opening ceremonies, Senator Cornyn presented a West veteran with replacement medal of honors.

Robert Flemming is a decorated Army vet and also the Principal of West Middle School. Flemming lost all seven of his medals in the explosion.

Cornyn said he earned them and he should have something to display. .

"I think this is a sign that in all of our lives there's going to be tragedy, there's going to be things that happen to us but what counts is not what happens to us it's what we do in reaction," said Cornyn. "and here the community has gotten themselves up off the ground, dusted themselves off and gotten back to work and gotten back to life as normal."

Abbott also gave a small encouraging speech. He talked about all the progress the city has made in the past few months and said it was good to be back in West to see the community thriving.

"I was here the day after the explosion and I got to see first hand the devastation but also the challenges that people in west were facing. So to get to come back now, just a few months later and see west in the ode of celebration, celebrating life and the way they have pieced their community back together," said Abbott.

After the opening ceremonies Abbott and Cornyn got a small taste of what Westfest has to offer. Before they left they both pledge their continued support of west and helping the city in its ongoing rebuilding process.

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