Killeen Named Most Patriotic City in Texas

Published by: Jennifer Hetzel | Published on: 22 May, 2018
Killeen Named Most Patriotic City in Texas

Killeen, Texas was named the Most Patriotic City in Texas by Insurify, an online car insurance shopping platform. This award recognizes the community in each state with the highest percentage of current and former military service members according to Insurify data.

To determine the most patriotic community in each state, Insurify analyzed more than nine hundred thousand auto insurance applications that indicated whether any individual named on the policy was a current or former service member. The resulting data set was analyzed to determine the percentage of residents in each community who identify as current or former military, and the top-ranking city in each state was identified.

COL (R) Keith Sledd, Executive Director of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance (HOTDA), remarked, “Within the Central Texas Region, the City of Killeen has a long history of providing tremendous support to our Soldiers and their Families. It is easy to understand why the City of Killeen was selected for this honor. Using the last three years of data from HOTDA’s Veterans Inventory Report, Killeen’s support for Soldiers and their families is illustrated by the number of separating and retiring Soldiers who elect to remain in the area with 25% to 33% of Soldiers each quarter indicating their intent to stay here. I would like to thank the City of Killeen, its leadership, and its citizens for their unwavering support for Soldiers and their Families and also congratulate them on their selection as the Most Patriotic City in Texas!“

“Military service is a tradition that represents the best of America” said Snejina Zacharia, CEO of Insurify. “These awards recognize the communities in each state whose residents have contributed the most to our nation's armed services.”

More information about the award, and the full list of recipients, can be found here