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Thousands Expected for Former Navy SEAL's Memorial Service



    A memorial service for Chris Kyle is planned for Monday, Feb. 11. (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2013)

    Arlington police are anticipating anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 people for Monday's memorial service at Cowboys Stadium for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

    There were multiple meetings Thursday with different law enforcement agencies to coordinate the massive public memorial.

    Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the 1 p.m. service. Parking is free at Lots 1, 2, and 10, closest to Randol Mill Road and North Collins Street. Attendees can enter through gates A and K on the north side of the stadium.

    Cameras, bags, purses and other substantial handheld items will not be allowed in for security reasons.

    Kyle's family has asked that no one take pictures at the service.

    On Tuesday, a 200-mile procession is planned as Kyle makes his way to his final resisting place.

    As NBC 5 first reported, Kyle will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

    A motorcycle procession will leave Midlothian by 8 a.m. and take U.S. Route 287 to Interstate 35 into Austin.

    Volunteers with the Patriot Guard Riders will lead the procession. They are encouraging people in cities along the route to come out and show their support.