Vanessa Guillen honored with march in Houston on Saturday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the tragic story of Vanessa Guillen continues to unfold, a small grouping of Houstonians in the pipeline to spend their Independence Day marching in her memory.

The immigrant family advocacy group FIEL organized a march in Guillen’s name that happened downtown Saturday evening.

Guillen is a Houston-native who went missing from Fort Hood in April and is presumed to own been murdered by a fellow soldier.

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“Me and other people felt very strongly about the situation,” said Andrew Rodriguez.

Rodriguez teamed up with FIEL to march along side the Guillen family.

“You know, I have little sisters, little nieces. Some of them do want to join the military. When I see Vanessa, I see them,” he said.

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“I cannot in good faith celebrate the 4th of July in peace knowing the events that have happened,” an organizer wrote on Facebook. “Vanessa fought for us now it’s time to fight for her!”

The group marched from Discovery Green and made their way to City Hall.

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