Highway dedicated to honor Vanessa Guillen's memory in South Houston
It's been two years since Vanessa Guillen died, but her memory lives on, and on Saturday, a ceremony was held for the unveiling of a highway dedicated in her honor.
HOUSTON - It's been two years since Vanessa Guillen died, but her memory lives on, and on Saturday, a ceremony was held to celebrate a highway dedicated in her honor.
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The Houston-native was killed back in April 2020 by a fellow soldier at U.S. Army base Fort Hood. And an investigation found she had been sexually harassed prior, but leaders failed to take appropriate action.
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On Saturday, dozens of supporters came out to see the unveiling signage for the Vanessa Guillen Memorial Highway, located at the intersection of Winkler and Monroe in South Houston.
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The ceremony, which took place at KIPP Prime College Preparatory on Ferndale, also featured community, veteran, and women's resources for attendees.
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