Thousands attend ex-sniper's memorial

Several thousand people, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

and her husband, attended the service at Cowboys Stadium. Dozens of

military personnel and others were seated in front of the podium near

the star at midfield, where Kyle's flag-draped casket was carried at the

beginning of the service. (Feb. 11)

Christopher Kyle's wife, Taya, is escorted to her seat after memorializing her husband during a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Christopher Kyle's wife, Taya, is escorted to her seat after memorializing her husband during a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Christopher Kyle's wife, Taya, is escorted to her seat after memorializing her husband during a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Bagpipers proceed Christopher Kyle's casket during the recession of a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Bagpipers proceed Christopher Kyle's casket during the recession of a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Bagpipers proceed Christopher Kyle's casket during the recession of a memorial service at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands attended the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
A photo of Christopher Kyle is displayed on the large screen before the start of a memorial service for the former Navy SEAL at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
A photo of Christopher Kyle is displayed on the large screen before the start of a memorial service for the former Navy SEAL at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
A photo of Christopher Kyle is displayed on the large screen before the start of a memorial service for the former Navy SEAL at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
People wait in line to attend a memorial service for Christopher Kyle at Cowboys Stadium, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff’s Office shows Eddie Ray Routh, who was charged with killing former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Eddie Ray Routh had been taken to a mental hospital twice in recent months and told authorities he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to police records, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Erath County Sheriff's Office, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff’s Office shows Eddie Ray Routh, who was charged with killing former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Eddie Ray Routh had been taken to a mental hospital twice in recent months and told authorities he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to police records, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Erath County Sheriff's Office, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff’s Office shows Eddie Ray Routh, who was charged with killing former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Eddie Ray Routh had been taken to a mental hospital twice in recent months and told authorities he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to police records, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Erath County Sheriff's Office, File)
FILE - In this April 6, 2012 file photo, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, Texas. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were fatally shot at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who came with them to the range, has been arrested for the murders. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, File)
FILE - In this April 6, 2012 file photo, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, Texas. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were fatally shot at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who came with them to the range, has been arrested for the murders. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, File)
FILE - In this April 6, 2012 file photo, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, Texas. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were fatally shot at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who came with them to the range, has been arrested for the murders. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, File)

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