Some girls can’t wait to buy a new dress for prom, but Aubrey Headon spent two years working on her custom dress. The Illinois teen created her one-of-a-kind gown to honor fallen soldiers after meeting the mom of a Marine who died in the line of duty.
Headon hung red, white, and blue streamers from the patriotic dress, and written on them were the names of the 25 Marines who were killed in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011, members of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.
“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 explains. “I don’t want them to fade into nothing.”