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Thank you Brian although tryst in baker is too young to remember his father he's extremely proud of his service to our country.
That's why the ten year old was shot to find out he couldn't honor his fallen father with a flag because his city turned him down.
Kristen -- well Willis joining me this morning live from Nashville good morning to both of you.
So -- I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and the father of your son he died in 2003 serving in Iraq in a helicopter crash.
-- tell us how you wanted to honor him in your town of Spring Hill.
Well the city is -- -- -- program with pictures.
The soldiers and I thought how great it would be to be able to have trysts and sat up there.
And for him to -- -- the -- his dad because a lot of people don't realize.
I think interest in lying when he tells of his father was killed in -- -- Because it's not a military town so.
He thought it would be nice to -- to have something close to home.
And I Notre Dame just they shut it down an interest in what did they tell you when you went to speak in front of the City Council.
But you didn't say anything you were really excited -- you to be able to honor your dad.
So what was the rule Brooke it's my understanding that they wanted to -- only had the funding.
To honor current members of the military who are currently serving is that the way you -- Yes they said they have to be currently serving.
And then you have to have.
Proof -- -- -- Spring Hill resident or they have a spouse or child or parent there.
But you have to be currently serving.
So here's the statement from Springfield City Council.
Our program is designed to honor military servicemen and women from our community who are currently serving active duty.
In choosing to honor them we are not in any -- -- -- any other group whether they were men and women who served in the past -- fallen hero.
Who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Does that do anything make you feel better but.
Not really I mean I just don't get YE you have the funding for currently serving for the conflicts that are going on now but -- can't.
Honor those who -- passed away and due to the current conflicts I mean.
Why is one greater than the other.
Is it true that only there for fallen soldiers and I don't mean to say only but a small number of people.
Would serve this country who have died who -- from your community.
Yes there's not I'm guessing four but there's not that many.
That I am am aware of but yet it's a small community is not a military town.
I don't feel like we're asking too much.
So it's not like one of us had to stand up right it's not there'd be a hundred dozens of people that would be asking for the same thing that that you are.
Tristan if you could -- to the City Council again right now.
What would you tell them about your dad in the -- in which -- honor him.
Well last time and Andy still good so.
You wouldn't know an -- saying.
Someone -- mean -- you -- would be a great honor to me.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then go by the following then the winds.
That were serving and Philly did good job.
IA support and good -- -- -- -- for freedom.
Very well put.
You could have -- any better kissed him.
Well I hope they're listening today and I hope that you can get the honor for your husband and for your father -- and -- Thanks for your time -- keep us posted.
Thank you both here.
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