When students at Texas A&M found out that
the Westboro Baptist Church was planning a protest at the funeral of a
soldier who was killed in active duty, they formed a “maroon wall”
around the church to shelter the family and friends of the fallen
The students organized the event after
the church announced it would protest former A&M student Lt. Col. Roy
Tisdale’s funeral. He was killed during a training exercise at Fort
Bragg on June 28.