Slain ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was a devoted husband, father and friend who will never be forgotten, his widow told mourners at his memorial service in Arlington, Texas, Monday.
Taya Kyle said she was broken but that the family will “put one foot in front of the other” to get through their grief. She told her two children that they will remember Chris Kyle’s silly side, Texas twang and prayers they prayed together.
“Chris, there isn’t enough time to tell you everything you mean to me and everything you taught me,” she said through tears.
Nearly 7,000 people attended the service at Cowboys Stadium. Dozens of military personnel and others were seated in front of the podium near the star at midfield, where Kyle’s flag-draped coffin was placed at the beginning of the service.
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Glenn Beck established a fund for listeners to help the Kyle family. One way you can help is to buy 1791’s Heroes shirt. 100% of net proceeds of the 1791 shirt will be donated to the Mercury One Fund In Support of the Chris Kyle Memorial and FITCO Cares Foundation. Or donate directly through Mercury One.
You can also send a check to Mercury One by mail at: Mercury One, PO Box 140489, Irving, TX 75014. Be sure to put “Chris Kyle Fund” in the memo line. So far, the effort has raised more than $600,000 for the Kyle family.