'RedHawk Warrior' (Chris Kyle) Statue
A life-size bronze statue of the 'RedHawk Warrior' is owned by the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas and is on loan to the Heroes Services Coalition, Inc. (dba Ellis County Veterans Celebration). This statue will be displayed inside of the Waxahachie Civic Center on a temporary basis. 'RedHawk Warrior' is the Cherokee name that the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas gave to Chris Kyle after his passing. Per Cherokee tradition, Chris' father, Wayne Kyle, was able to give him the name.
The statue will be escorted from its current location in Rockwall to the Waxahachie Civic Center on Thursday, October 19, 2023. This is expected to be a HUGE endeavor with thousands of motorcycle riders from various Motorcycle Clubs and law enforcement and firefighter agencies (city, county, and potentially state) from the point of departure to the final destination of the Waxahachie Civic Center. We expect to depart our starting location at 10:00 am and that all traffic will be halted with no stops along the way. The route will be publicized at a later date.
Our hope is to get maximum publicity leading up to the event, and during the event, so that as many people will come out and honor Chris with a show of support from members of our various communities.
Why are we bringing the statue to the Waxahachie Civic Center? This statue will be unveiled at the Ellis County Veterans Celebration (Ceremony) on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the end of the ceremony. The statue will then be displayed in the foyer for people to see as they visit the Waxahachie Civic Center.
Want to see the statue up close and personal, before the unveiling on Veterans Day? There will be a pre-unveiling event on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. This will be an exclusive event for those that meet the prerequisites to participate. This event is being planned at this time with more information to follow. Please visit our website to learn more about this exclusive event.