Texas honors a warrior on Chris Kyle Day

February 3, 2015 1:52 PM

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Texas honors a warrior on Chris Kyle Day

Two years after Chris Kyle’s death, and days before the man accused of killing him goes to trial, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie American Sniper received a state day Monday in his honor.

“America needs heroes,” Gov. Greg Abbott said as he signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 2 “Chris Kyle Day” in Texas, where Kyle was raised and lived after serving in Iraq. Flags statewide were to fly at half-staff on Monday.

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