Actually, they didn’t mention Michael Moore, but they did declare February 2nd “Chris Kyle Day” in honor of the deadliest sniper in US military history. A group has also launched a petition drive to award Kyle the Congressional Medal of Honor.
We say kudos to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his declaration.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared Feb. 2 as “Chris Kyle Day” in his state, honoring the late sniper as a petition drive also gets underway to consider him for the Medal of Honor.
Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, is the subject of the blockbuster film “American Sniper.”
Though the movie has been controversial, Abbott told Fox News he decided to honor Kyle because “he’s an American hero.”
“He had the guts to stand up and defend this country,” Abbott, a Republican governor, told Fox News on Monday.
He issued the proclamation at noon in Austin, Texas’ capital.
Meanwhile, White House petitions have been launched calling for Kyle to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
One of them states he should be awarded, posthumously, “For his four tours to Iraq which saved hundreds and possibly thousands of US soldiers lives.”
The petition, with about 5,000 signatures as of Monday morning, would need many more to hit the 100,000-signature threshold that typically triggers a White House response.
Thank you Governor Abbott.
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Chris Kyle rest in peace. You’ve more than earned it.