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Prom season is upon us, and one high school student from Illinois is using her dress to honor 25 fallen Marines.

Aubrey Headon’s two-year project resembles the American flag complete with streamers of red and white with 25 names of fallen Marines from the 3rd Batallion, 5th Marines or Darkhorse that were killed in action between 2010 and 2011.

When asked why this type of dress Aubrey said, “I wanted to wear this 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.”

She says she got the idea after meeting Gretchen Catherwood, the mother of one of the fallen soldiers.

What theme have you seen for a prom dress that stood out in your mind? How are proms different now from when you were growing up?

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