Feb 11, 2013 No Comments ›› littlebytes
Sadly today is the memorial for American Sniper, War Hero, and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and our President is silent on his sudden and tragic death. I wonder if Michelle Obama or Biden plan to attend the funeral tomorrow?? Doubtful… While many of us can’t be there physically, we are there in spirit. RIP Chris Kyle, you may be gone but not forgotten!
Beginning live at 1 p.m., the memorial for slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle can be seen in the video player above.
Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, told mourners that he’ll always be with her. His friends and military service members said he was a dedicated family man known for his sense of humor, compassion, selflessness and generosity.
Country music star Randy Travis has performed at the memorial service for slain ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Travis told the thousands gathered at Cowboys Stadium on Monday that he was glad to be there, adding that he never met Kyle, but wished he had.
Travis then began playing his guitar and singing “Whisper My Name,” which he said Kyle’s wife had told him was a meaningful song for the couple. Travis also sang “Amazing Grace.”
Video: Country music artist Randy Travis performs at the Chris Kyle memorial ceremony.
VIDEO FROM MEMORIAL (names were not listed on the program and many did not introduce themselves before speaking):
Chris Kyle’s Widow Taya Kyle: Speaker 11 A very touching and moving speech, must listen.
Monday Memorial Service: Cowboys Stadium
On Monday, thousands of people, military and non-military will attend a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed last weekend at a gun range in Erath County.
Dan Mathys is one of the more than 200-plus Patriot Guard Riders invited by Kyle’s family to take part in the memorial.
“Chris Kyle’s mission is the biggest mission we’ve ever done,” Mathys said. “We’ve done big missions in the past. We hear riders are coming in from all over the country. Florida, Montana, let alone the military and the public being invited to this memorial service is something we’ve never seen before.”
Tuesday Procession: Midlothian to Austin
Police have released details about Tuesday’s 200-mile procession planned for Kyle.
In a news release Saturday, Midlothian Police Chief Carl Smith said the procession for Chris Kyle will begin at about 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Midlothian ISD’s multi-purpose stadium at 1800 South 14th Street.
It will end at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. The procession will take U.S. 287 to Interstate 35E.
Police say military personnel, first responders and the Patriot Guard will escort the procession.
Several thousand people were in attendance, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband. Some in the somber crowd carried flower bouquets.
Many said before the service started that they didn’t know the 38-year-old Kyle, whom authorities say was killed Feb. 2 at a North Texas shooting range by an Iraq War veteran.
Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Phillips said he wasn’t surprised by the large turnout. He came from his Fort Worth home to honor “a brother in arms.”
“I’m here to pay my respects to him, and also for all of those who have fallen while serving this country,” said Esperanza Meza, who is in the Texas State Guard.
Before and during the service, pictures of Kyle, his family and SEALS were shown on a large screen in the stadium. The back page of the memorial service program included handwritten notes from Kyle’s young kids, signed “Baby Girl” and “Bubba.”
Kyle completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper.”
Kyle’s funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday. He will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin after a 200-mile funeral procession.
One of Routh’s attorneys, J. Warren St. John, said his client had been released from the Dallas Veterans Affairs hospital against his family’s wishes just two days before the shootings.
Littlefield’s funeral was held Friday in Midlothian, where he and Kyle were neighbors. After the funeral, Littlefield’s relatives said the men’s outing with Routh was intended to be therapeutic.
Littlefield’s father-in-law, Tom Montgomery, said Kyle regularly took veterans to the shooting range, and that Littlefield often assisted in efforts to help veterans.
Thousands of people are expected to attend a public memorial service Monday afternoon for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range.
Mourners will gather at Cowboys Stadium to pay tribute to the 38-year-old who completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper.
Farewell Christopher Scott Kyle you may be gone, but NEVER forgotten!
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