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Illinois teen honors veterans with her homemade prom dress

She spent two years making a dress to honor 25 fallen heroes.

April 29, 2019 - 9:19 pm

ROCHELLE, Ill. (KFTK) — A high school student spent a lot of time and energy over her prom dress, but not by shopping for it at the store like other girls.

Aubrey Headon, who attends Rochelle Township High School, spent two years making her own dress that resembles the American flag and honors 25 fallen veterans, according to Yahoo! Lifestyle.

Headon's mother posted on Facebook of her daughter wearing the gown.

The red and white ribbons that cascade down her skirt are printed with names of members of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines — alternatively called 3/5 or Darkhorse. These Marines died in action between September 2010 and April 2011 in Afghanistan.

“I wanted to wear this tribute dress [to> my senior prom so the memories of the guys who fell in Afghanistan for our right to live how we do and do what we do every day is carried on,” Headon told Yahoo. “I don’t want them to fade into nothing.”

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