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Hundreds Line I-35 To Honor Chris Kyle
A 200 mile stretch of I-35 from North Texas to Austin brought hundreds together as they paid tribute to an American hero, Chris Kyle. They stood for hours, some with the flags draped on the overpass. One man even traveled down to the highway on his wheelchair. All of them were there to pay their respects to a national hero.
Marty Greenly came out to see the procession in Round Rock and says "It's really sad, he survived four tours in Iraq and was killed here at home, it's just really sad."
Everyone had their own reason why they came to show support. Russ Peterson says, "it's the least we can do is stand out here in the cold and show our respect for this fallen hero." He says despite his failing health, he needed to come, not just for Chris Kyle but for all those serving our country. "Americans need to realize that these heroes are out there working for our freedom and to protect us and the least we can do, or I can do, is stand out here and stand in this cold damp weather and greet the procession through Round Rock."
Hundreds filled an overpass in Round Rock, all of them standing in silence as the procession guided Chris Kyle to his final resting place. Cecilia Hannan knows firsthand the sacrifice men and women in uniform give to our country. "My husband was also retired military, so I know what it's about, these men give their life for this country and we just can't do enough to give them honor," she says.
While Hannan and others didn't know Chris Kyle, they knew what he did and the sacrifice he gave. Hannan says, "I just feel like we need to give our veterans all the honor that we can"
By Lydia Pantazes