Rest In Paradise thank you all for your service! This was at a bar in Kirkland Wa. A marine came in with his blues and bought 13 rounds and laid it on the table for one final round. pic.twitter.com/HF014OsObC
Went out with my mother and sister tonight. This table was reserved for our 13 fallen soldiers. May they rest in peace. I’m forever grateful and deeply saddened by their sacrifice. 🥲✝️ pic.twitter.com/AOcthRGY9t
Tonight we reserved a table in honor of our 13 fallen heroes lost in Kabul. Our hearts are heavy as we salute our soldiers and their families. We are forever grateful for their service and the service of all those in our U.S. military. pic.twitter.com/9kRnNjgvsM
This table at Niko’s Bar & Gyros in North Royalton is reserved for the 13 US service members who are no longer with us. More on what the business is doing for their families on #WEWS at 11. pic.twitter.com/keBRlVs52k
“This table will be reserved all weekend to pay our respect to the 13 heros we lost at the Kabul airport. This table will not be available for dining but please feel free to stop by to pay your respects and honor our heroes.” pic.twitter.com/ZE6zfHR80T
#HonoringThe13 "Local Pub Establishments honor the Fallen 13 with Reserved tables along with 13 Beers" The Market Pub, Treys Bar & Grill, Broken Arrow Brewing Co. & there could be more throughout Oklahoma. The Establishments are honoring the 13 that were killed Tuesday in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/UMoLfqK7AG
Reserved all day for the heroes we lost at the airport in Kabul, with a round of beer for all 13 of them. Grateful and humbled thoughts and prayers for their families 🇺🇸 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 pic.twitter.com/PLX9rWuB2o
These are obviously only a few of the many tributes that have been posted to social media – there are a ton more all around the country.
And as so many have pointed out, part of what makes the tragedy so heartbreaking is that 5 of the 13 who gave their lives for the country weren’t even old enough to drink.
It’s an incredible sacrifice to suit up and go overseas to protect your country, knowing that you might not make it back. So it’s been heartwarming to see so many at home recognizing the sacrifice that those 13 brave men and women made – just like so many countless others have made in the pursuit of freedom.
Flag-draped transfer cases line the inside of a C-17 Globemaster II Aug. 29, 2021, prior to a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The fallen service members died while supporting non-combat operations in Kabul.