A Kentucky restaurant supervisor’s tribute to the 13 U.S. service members killed in a terror assault whereas attempting to assist evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Taliban-held Kabul Thursday has touched hearts throughout the nation.
“For the 13 fallen,” Tyler Scott Parker, the supervisor of the St. Matthews Texas Roadhouse in Louisville, Ky., wrote in a Facebook caption alongside with a picture exhibiting 13 place settings, every with a full pint of Bud Light.
“I really just wanted people to see it and know that as a company, we hear them,” he advised Fox News Saturday.
In a separate put up, Parker confirmed the American flag on the restaurant’s rooftop at half-staff, alongside with a chilling caption.
THESE ARE THE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN THE KABUL AIRPORT ATTACK
“[Thirteen] doorbells will ring,” it reads. “13 flags will be given. 13 will never come home.”
An ISIS-linked bombing on the Kabul airport on Thursday killed 11 U.S. Marines, one soldier and a Navy medic, in response to protection officers, in addition to dozens of Afghan civilians. It left extra folks injured.
Parker, who mentioned each of his grandfathers served in the Korean War and that his stepfather was a Marine throughout Desert Storm, wished to honor the slain women and men.
“It kind of hits home for me,” he mentioned. “When your family has served, and they’ve made it back, and then you think these 13 who have fallen and are not going to make it back.”
So as he was pondering of pay his respects, he mentioned the Luke Bryan track, “Drink A Beer,” popped into his head.
“So I just was like, let’s go for it, and let’s put beers out on the table,” he mentioned.
The picture prompted a robust response. As of Saturday afternoon, it had been shared greater than 27,000 occasions, with hundreds of likes.
The Kabul assault marked a tragic flip for the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and prompted a U.S. drone strike that killed ISIS-Okay targets believed to have been plotting extra assaults in opposition to Americans.
It’s been a tumultuous yr for Texas Roadhouse, too.
Founder and CEO Kent Taylor introduced in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic he would forego his personal wage in order to maintain paying his staff as pandemic shutdowns upended the restaurant trade.
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Then in March of 2021, he took his personal life after struggling with post-coronavirus signs, together with extreme tinnitus, the corporate and household members mentioned in an announcement.
Taylor was born at Fort Leonard Wood, in Missouri, the place his father was an Army lieutenant, in 1955, in response to an obituary in the New York Times.
And had all the time supported the army, Parker mentioned.
“We do a big Memorial Day, we do the Fallen heroes table…just a little way to give back and show that we care and that we’re here for them,” he mentioned.
Before his loss of life, he pledged funding for a research that aimed to assist veterans deal with tinnitus.
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