The widow of American Sniper’s Chris Kyle was honored just before NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 this past weekend.
According to ABC News, Taya Kyle received the Stonewall Jackson Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night just before the longest race in NASCAR. The honor was especially important to Taya, as her husband was a huge NASCAR fan. She told the crowd that her late husband became a huge support of legendary racer Dale Earnhart Jr. after he got to go behind the scenes as a member of the military.
The Stonewall Jackson Award is given at the speedway every year to the person who demonstrates the highest level of patriotism. Taya received the award just after her book, American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Renewal hit stores.
The film American Sniper was the highest grossing film of 2014, and it is continuing to break records with massive DVD sales. It was recently revealed that $1 out of every purchase of the DVD is being donated to a charity that helps veterans and their families. Chris Kyle never wanted to financially benefit from his book or film, so he definitely would have supported this!
Ungrateful liberals still can’t stand Chris Kyle or his family, so honoring them is somewhat risky in Obama’s America. We applaud NASCAR for having the courage to defy liberals and thank the Kyle family for their service.