UPDATE: Read TheBlaze’s Report from Inside the Chris Kyle Memorial Service

Thousands of Americans on Monday gathered at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX to honor slain SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. TheBlaze’s Jason Howerton is there and sends some of the first pictures taking you inside the event:

(H/T @DavidSchechter and Twitchy on the program photo)

Glenn Beck’s charitable organization, Mercury One, began taking donations for those wishing to honor Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. You can give here.

To donate by mail, make checks payable to Mercury One but in the memo field please write “Chris Kyle Fund.”

Mercury One
PO Box 140489
Irving, TX 75014

As of Monday afternoon, Beck’s charity had raised nearly $545,000.

​This story has been updated.

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