Over 900 paratroopers and 110 civilian parachutists from seven different countries conducted a commemorative airborne operation in remembrance of.
Maroon Wall vs. Westboro Baptist
After Lt. Col Roy Tisdale, a Texas A&M alum, passed away on June 28th following being shot during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, the A&M community began to grieve for the loss of a loved member of the Aggie family. However, when news of Westboro Baptist Church’s intentions to picket the funeral of the decorated soldier reached the community, several Aggies decided to organize a silent human “Maroon Wall” to surround College Station’s Central Baptist Church and preserve the sanctity of the funeral for the fallen commanding officer and his family. Read more at http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/07/06/511902/texas-am-students-form-human-maroon-wall-to-protect-the-funeral-of-fallen-soldier-from-westboro-baptist-church/?mobile=nc