Following the murder of American hero, Chris Kyle last Saturday, Cowboy’s Stadium announced today on Chris’ Facebook page that it will host a memorial service for the hero. Kyle and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were both gunned down at a shooting range southeast of Fort Worth by a Marine they were there to help. Eddie Ray Routh, who has been suffering from PTSD and is one of many veterans that Kyle has been endeavoring to help recover from the wounds of war, was charged with the crime. Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper who wrote, “American Sniper,” is greatly admired as a patriot and hero. His murder set off a firestorm of opposite thinking people over twitter and the internet.
Kyle’s Facebook page announced the service at Cowboy Stadium amid admirers calling for Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lower the flag to half-staff to honor the fallen hero. This, too, has set off a strong argument among people.
Among the comments on the site;
“NJ Gov. Christie lowered the flag for Whitney Houston, a singer who died of drug abuse. Why not do so for a true American hero like Chris Kyle?”
“Chris Kyle served with great honor and distinction and deserves to be recognized. Do people think rock stars who are just entertainers are more important than those who sacrifice for our freedom?”
The Memorial Service will be held at Cowboy Stadium on Feb 11 at 1pm.