Remembering a Hero

Martin Marietta's Cement Division Sponsors Signage on Chris Kyle Memorial Highway

Martin Marietta has worked with neighboring cement companies to sponsor signage for the Midlothian, Texas, portion of the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.

During a ceremony dedicating the new signage, Company representatives joined Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell, Texas state Reps. John Wray, Bill Zedler and Charlie Geren, a number of local officials and members of the Kyle family to remember the U.S. Navy Seal who became the nation’s most lethal sniper while serving four tours in Iraq.

From left: Amanda Miller, Randy Walser, Bridgette Hurst, state Rep. John Wray, Bob Kidnew, David Perkins and Taya Kyle.

Kyle, 38, had returned to the United States and was living in Texas when he was tragically killed on Feb. 2, 2013, by a fellow veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

“To the town of Midlothian, Chris Kyle was not just a national hero, he was a hometown boy who dedicated his life to protecting the safety of our country and community,” said Cement Division President Bob Kidnew. “We look for opportunities to build the world around us and this project in this community was a natural fit. The Midlothian Cement team is humbled and honored to have been a part of it.”

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