Texas has never been shy about honoring the life of Chris Kyle, even before his life story American Sniper became the highest grossing film of 2014.
The fact that liberals everywhere despise Chris Kyle and his legacy means nothing to the great state of Texas, the place Kyle and his family called home. There, Kyle is treated like the hero that he is, and he has just received yet another honor from the state.
According to Political Insider, Texas recently honored Kyle posthumously with the Texas legislative Medal of Honor, a resolution that Governor Greg Abbott just signed himself.
“Since its inception, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor has been awarded to those in the State of Texas who have demonstrated extraordinary heroism as a member of state or federal military forces, and there is no one more deserving of this year’s award than Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle,” said Abbott. “Kyle is one of the legions of valiant warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and served our great nation with unrivaled honor, bravery and heroism.”
This medal is the highest honor in Texas, and it is rarely awarded. In fact, only 12 Texans have ever received it, one of whom was WWII Veteran Army Air Corps Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess, who the Dyess Air Force Base is named after. The resolution was drafted by State Representative John Wray and Senator Brian Birdwell, and it was supported by nearly all politicians in Texas.
We can’t think of someone who deserves this honor more than Chris Kyle. Bravo, Texas!