On Friday night, the Erath High School football team paid tribute to the American servicemen and women who died a week ago in a bombing at an Afghan airport.
The evening was an opportunity for the community of Erath to pay tribute, they say, to the 13th United States Marine Corps, Army and Navy who lost their lives in Kabul.
On Facebook, EHS said in a dedication message, “Tonight we honor all who have served, but most of all these true American heroes.”
Representing the 13 Americans who lost their lives in the service of the country last week, 13 of Erath’s soccer players carried American flags across the soccer field, paying tribute to fallen soldiers, they say.
In the stands, 13 photos and flags were reserved in the stands for the 11 fallen Marines, a soldier and a sailor.
They say the military selflessly protects our lives and the American freedoms we all enjoy.
On August 26, more than 100 people were killed, including 13 US servicemen, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A suicide bombing at the airport was followed by an assault by armed men, they say.
Another bomb took place at a nearby hotel. The Pentagon said 18 U.S. service members were injured.
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