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Navy Seal Chris Kyle to pass through Central Texas

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Central Texas community prepares for Navy Seal Chris Kyle's funeral procession. 

Mary Duty, a Tennyson Middle School teacher in Waco and a community activist, wanted to do something for Kyle. 

"This young man, laid in a still position looking at a side of a gun, and he waited and he watched, and waited and watched so he can keep our boys and girls safe over there," said Duty. "So, the least we can do is stand on the side of the road for 30 minutes, and wait and watch as he comes by."

Duty reached out to Central Texas after hearing about Kyle's death.

"We really didn't get to do much in the way of active planning until 48 hours ago, but I do know that lots of people have been interested and there has been a lot of interest on Facebook as far as what can I do to help," said Duty.

The community will be out, holding signs, waving flags as the funeral procession passes by.

Along I-35, Kyle's motorcade is expected to come through the Waco and Temple area, heading down to Austin. 

According to DPS, this may be the largest funeral procession in U.S. history. 

Military personnel, first responders and the Patriot Guard will accompany the hundred of vehicles that will be in the line. 

"Ideally, we are expecting him at 9:30am. We're kind of leaving that window open between 9am and 10am," said Sgt. Patrick Swanton, Waco's Public Information Officer. "They're going to leave Midlothian with the funeral procession about 8am. Hopefully, that will bring him into our city around 9:15am, 9:30am."

Veterans, military personnel and of course, Mary Duty are all going to be watching out for Kyle's passing through.

"It means so much, number one to all those comrades, but mostly to the family that really thought they gotten him home safe. That's the tragedy, they thought they gotten him home safe. All these dangerous days were gone, and now he's gone," said Duty. 

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