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The memorial services for CPO Chris Kyle are being held today in Dallas, TX. I wish I could be there to day to pay my respects, but I’ll have that opportunity tomorrow.
— Plano News Network (@NewsPlanoTX) February 11, 2013
Early in the morning, before the sun rises and most likely in a cold, steady rain, I will ride in silence to Waco, Texas, where I’ll join hundreds, if not thousands, of my fellow Patriot Guard Riders (PGR).
At about the same time as I’m leaving my house, the North Texas PGR will be leaving Dallas, where they will be escorting Kyle’s procession from heading south to he’ll be laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery.
In Waco, I’ll meet up with members of the CenTex PGR and some fellow Austin PGR members, and we’ll relieve our brothers from the North Texas PGR, and complete the escort mission into Austin.
Having ridden on too many of these PGR missions for our fallen heroes, I already know how heavy the day will weigh on me. And even then, I won’t be prepared sufficiently for the occasion. I’m moved nearly to tears now just thinking about it.
More at Twitchy:
Texans hold memorial tribute and 200-mile procession for American hero Chris Kyle
I could barely read this note from Chris’ kids, which is on the back of today’s memorial program, witout tears welling up in my eyes:
— David Schechter (@DavidSchechter) February 11, 2013
If you live in Texas and are able to, you should try to find a spot on the side of the road to watch tomorrow’s procession. Get there early, bring a flag, and be prepared to stand and show your respect when the procession roles past. And if you have kids, pull them out of school and bring them with you, and use this as an opportunity to teach them things they are not learning in school: respect, honor, sacrifice, and patriotism.
Sadly, I noticed today that our nation’s Flag, nor the flag of Texas, are flying at half-mast for this remarkable hero.
How sad and pathetic is it that Obama ordered flags flown at half-staff for the crack-head Whitney Houston, who killed herself with drugs, while not affording the same respect to one of the greatest warriors our nation has ever produced.
CORRECTION — Someone on Twitter informed me that it was Gov. Christie that ordered flags flown at half staff for Whitney in New Jersey, and not Obama. Regardless, shame on Obama for not ordering them flown at half staff nationwide for this hero, and shame on Gov. Perry for not ordering them flown at half staff here in Texas.
Shame on you, Mr. Obama.
There is a reason that the men and women in uniform today, and millions more who used to wear the uniform, overwhelmingly despise and disrespect you.