Wacoans, lining the walking bridge by Baylor
This week, Chris Kyle was laid to rest in our shared home state of Texas. Interstate 35, stretching from his funeral in Midlothian down south to Austin (about 200 miles) was closed for his lengthy funeral procession. Most of my Facebook feed was full of pictures like this, thousands of Texans lining the highway in a steady rain to honor our nation's hero. I was a sobbing mess at my desk--I just missed home so badly already, and seeing the familiar, albeit unremarkable images of my quaint hometown, speckled with the bodies of patriots like my family and I, was so overwhelmingly heartwarming. The shots of servicemen and women saluting his passing hearse is an image I have had ingrained in my mind all week. I pray his family has solace in his passing, and that he rests in peace.
Servicemen and women, saluting as the procession made its way into Austin...
Wacoans, lining I-35 with their posters and flags
[all via KWTX]
Chris, we're forever grateful for the sacrifices you've made to our great country. If only there were more like you.