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Feb 11, 2013 Comments Off littlebytes

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Chris Kyle memorial at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

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!

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Watch the Memorial Live Here

Beginning live at 1 p.m., the memorial for slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle can be seen in the video player above.

UPDATE:

Petition:Name a US Naval Vessel in Honor of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle. USS Chris Kyle.

Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, spoke at a memorial honoring her husband Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
 Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, spoke at a memorial honoring her husband Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

The two-hour memorial service for slain ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle ended Monday afternoon with bagpipers playing a recessional as Kyle’s flag-draped coffin was carried out of Cowboys Stadium.

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.

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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 Mourners Arrive at Chris Kyle Memorial

VIDEO FROM MEMORIAL (names were not listed on the program and many did not introduce themselves before speaking):

VIDEO Chris Kyle Memorial: Speaker 2

Monday Memorial Service: Cowboys Stadium

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The program at Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s Memorial Ceremony.

Handwritten letters from the couple’s daughter and son were printed over a picture from Taya and Chris Kyle’s wedding Credit NBCDFW

Thousands pay tribute to slain Navy SEAL at Cowboys Stadium

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Chris Kyle memorial at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

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Chris Kyle’s mother talks about her son at his memorial ceremony at 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.

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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.”

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Two notes from Chris Kyle’s children to their father were placed on the back of the memorial ceremony program.

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.

Kyle earned a reputation as one of the military’s most lethal snipers during four tours of duty in Iraq. His wartime account, “American Sniper,” was a best-seller.

Excerpted Yahoo News:
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The memorial service for slain ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle began Monday with military pallbearers carrying his flag-draped coffin into Cowboys Stadium, with some of Kyle’s relatives walking behind it.

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.

A line of people hold U.S. flags outside the Chris Kyle memorial at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington  Credit: WFAA

People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1,000s expected to attend ex-sniper’s memorial

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.

 

Chris Kyle's Children Offer Special Goodbye

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Farewell Christopher Scott Kyle you may be gone, but NEVER forgotten!

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