The community of Amarillo, Texas, organized a touching vigil at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial to honor the fallen servicemembers who died last week amidst President Biden’s disorganized withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The memorial was organized by former Marine Alexia Rodriguez, who had been stationed with fallen Marine Seargent Johanny Rosario, one of the casualties of last week’s suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. “One of the connections I have is I served with one of the women who was killed in action,” Rosario recalled. “We were both stationed in Okinawa.”
The vigil took place at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. The memorial was sprinkled with flowers, candles, and combat boots, as well as photographs of the 13 fallen. Vigil-goers laid down posters that identified the names of the soldiers in each corresponding image.
After a color presentation, attendees engaged in