The shock we all felt a little over a week ago when the news of his murder was announced still is with many Texans.
An American Hero, a legendary SEAL from Texas, loving husband and father, has left his loved one’s hurting and an entire state circling around them to show his life was with meaning and well spent, short though it was.
Chris’ memorial service was held on Monday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Approximately 7,000 attended, as his coffin rested on the big blue star on the fifty yard line.
Mrs. Kyle gave an emotional eulogy, which breaks my heart to watch.
His young son and daughter wrote a farewell message to their father, which was printed on the back of the memorial service program.
Today, a funeral procession I have never heard of or seen departed Midlothian, Texas, about 25 miles SWest of Dallas, on a 220 mile journey for Chris’ final resting place in the Texas State Cemetery, reserved by state law for Texans that have made a significant contribution.
The procession departed at around 8a.m. The temperature was in the mid 40’s, it was raining and the wind was out of the North. The cold matched the feeling so many were left with after hearing of his death, the rain was like tears from Heaven.
On the 220 mile journey, people stood out in the weather to show their respect to a fallen hero that few ever knew. It was an inspiring tribute and a reflection on how genuinely good hearted and grateful Texans are for those who serve with honor.
Every city and small town on the long journey down the heavily traveled, but now shut down, I-35 turned out on the road side and overpasses.
God Bless the Kyle family and God Bless Texas!