Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was killed at a Texas gun range on February 8, was laid to rest Tuesday at the Texas State Cemetery. On Monday, 7,000 people attended a memorial service in his honor at the Cowboys Stadium.
Many people are saying Kyle was the deadliest sniper in history, and he was known as “the legend” to his friends, and the “Devil of Ramadi” to his (and our) enemies. He was the author of the book, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History.”
Kyle and his family have given so much for our country, as have so many other heroes before them; and yet, President Obama failed to mention him in his State of the Union last night, the same day as his funeral.
Sarah Palin, however, recognized his sacrifice on the morning of the memorial service, which she attended with her husband:
“I think it’s very important to be here today to honor Chris and all those warriors who sacrifice so much. We’ll never know to what extent Chris went to keep us all safe, in his bravery in the line of fire, and just to be able to make a little bit of effort ot be here showing our support for Chris, his family, and for the entire military family, that’s full of good guys. We want to thank them so much for all that they do. Especially the families that sacrifice so much and are supporting our men and women in the military.
“You know I’ve said before that that patriotism is the bedrock, the foundation of America. And we’ve got to keep that going….”