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Travis Manion Foundation hosts the Honor Project at Fort Bliss cemetery

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Families across the country gather to honor relatives and battle buddies this Memorial Day. In El Paso, the Travis Manion Foundation is one of the leading organizations for veteran services.

The organization's Honor Project started in 2021, and its goals is to show surviving friends and family that their loved ones will not be forgotten.

First lieutenant Travis Manion was killed in iraq in 2007 while helping a wounded solider. Since his death the foundation continues his legacy by providing surviving families with support.

The honor project keeps the memory of fallen soldiers alive and educates future generations on the importance of Memorial day.

Major General James Isenhower said "often times we get caught up in a Memorial day atmosphere that marks the beginning of summer, where it can even seem celebratory with sales and parades but for me, it's a little more somber. What's most important about today is remembering those who died for their country. And in doing so, set an inspirational example for all of us."

While many people may have the day off and plan to celebrate with family, please take a moment to recognize those who have lost their lives fighting for this county and the families they left behind.

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