Gov. Palin: God Bless This Great Warrior – UPDATED Post Memorial Statement





Via Facebook:

Todd and I are in Dallas today to attend Chris Kyle’s memorial and funeral service. I find it sad to see that flags aren’t flying at half staff for this American hero. We’re surrounded today by American patriots here in Texas – by Chris’ fellow veterans and active duty warriors. In honor of them, I hope our commander in chief pays his respects in some gesture of condolence for their comrade in arms who sacrificed so much to keep him and all of us safe.

We may never know to what extent Chris kept us free or how many lives he saved by his brave actions in the line of fire. But his fellow warriors know how important he was. My son Track couldn’t meet Chris when Todd and I first met him because Track was deployed to Iraq. Then when we got to know Chris even better, our son was deployed in Afghanistan. We’ve met a lot of people in recent years, and Track has been privileged to meet them as well. But he said about Chris, “Mom, he’s the ONE person in the entire world I would be star-struck to meet. He’s it.”

God bless this great warrior. Let us keep his wife and children in our prayers, and may we never forget him or his sacrifice.

– Sarah Palin

 

You can watch the Memorial Service on a livestream here (h/t BostonBruin) at 1pm Central time.

 

Gov. Palin gives a quick interview before the service honoring Chris:

 

Thanks Pajamasmedia for the video

 

Update via Facebook:

It was a beautiful memorial service for Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium this afternoon. What a celebration of a great life! All in all, is there a finer human being who has crossed the 50-yard line star in Texas than Chris Kyle? Please click on the following link for information on how we can help out the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. As patriotic Americans, this is a tangible way to show appreciation and support for good people. On a personal note, I thank you who’ve sent birthday greetings today, and it would be awesome if you’d join me in supporting the families of these heroes by helping them out!

– Sarah Palin

          Ways to Remember and Honor Chris Kyle

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  • http://twitter.com/EmilyBaxterUSA Emily Baxter

    God bless this brave soldier.

  • BostonBruin

    Audio interview with Sarah today:

    Pic taken last night by JW Cortes (Todd’s Stars Earn Stripes partner)
    https://twitter.com/jwcortes/status/300830400937336833/photo/1

    (h/t: myfairlady)

  • John_Frank

    Firelight, thank you for this post.

    The Governor was interviewed briefly at the funeral by a reporter from pajamasmedia.com.

    Follows is the link to the audio of the interview:

    Sarah Palin honors Chris Kyle at his funeral in Dallas, TX

    Dwayne Horner interviewed Gov. Palin for PJ Media.

    (h/t Al Garcia@AlGarciaUSA and the “Tatler”.)

  • http://twitter.com/isleofyouth PhilipJames

    Link that works for streaming of Chris Kyle memorial…
     http://www.kvue.com/home/Thousands-expected-to-attend-ex-sniper-Kyles-memorial-to-be-buried-in-Austin-190697661.html

  • Firelight

    I’m watching it live streaming here too

     http://dfw.cbslocal.com/live-video/

  • BostonBruin

    Very courageous and heart-breaking speech from Chris’ wife.

  • Guest

    P4A & bloggers, thank you for posting URL for live stream !!

    A viewer expressed “hope this was seen around the world.”

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    RIP, Chris Kyle; thank you, Governor!!

  • IsraeliCojones

    Chris’ wife is as awesome as her husband.

    (and in other news, Ron Paul is still a a-hole).

    (and in other other news, Todd and Sarah are still a pure class act).

    May G-d protect the widow and the orphans.

  • BostonBruin

    Here is the replay of Chris Kyle’s wife’s speech today. About 7,000 people attended.
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/11/ex-snipers-widow-speaks-at-his-memorial/

    • Firelight

      I bawled like a baby the first time I watched her live… I don’t know if I can bear watching her again.  Her pain is so raw and her love for him so beautiful…  this all just sucks!

    • IsraeliCojones

      I just saw this entirely (had only seen excerpts before).

      I’m speechless.

      PS: Thanks for linking, BB.

  • section9

    A profoundly moving service. Palin went there with Todd, on her birthday, because she has her priorities in the right order.

  • John_Frank

    Sarah Palin followed up her earlier FB wall post with the  following:

    It was a beautiful memorial service for Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium this afternoon. What a celebration of a great life! All in all, is there a finer human being who has crossed the 50-yard line star in Texas than Chris Kyle? Please click on the following link for information on how we can help out the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. As patriotic Americans, this is a tangible way to show appreciation and support for good people. On a personal note, I thank you who’ve sent birthday greetings today, and it would be awesome if you’d join me in supporting the families of these heroes by helping them out!

    - Sarah Palin

    Ways To Remember and Honor Chris Kyle

  • MaMcGriz

    This is so hard.

  • c4pfan

    Thanks for posting here, Firelight.

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