Prom night for most teens is all about the glitz, glamour and party. However for one teen, it was not about finding the perfect dress to show her off but rather remembering those who we have lost to allow us this one special night.

Aubrey Headon is a student at Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Illinois and she recently had her prom night and it was her chance to honor fallen servicemen through her dress. You see, Headon met a mother of a fallen marine and wanted to do something special to the marines she learned about. Headon spent two years planning a prom dress that would honor fallen marines.


As you can see, the royal blue halter neck dress is not only a representation of the American Flag but also has red and white ribbons around the skirt. Each ribbon has the name of one of the 25 members of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines also known as Darkhorse who were killed in action. There is also one black ribbon to honor member of the Illinois Army National Guard who graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 2014, and died in September in what has been ruled a drowning.

Headon told Yahoo Lifestyle“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,” the teen said. “I don’t want them to fade into nothing.”

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