Remembering Vanessa Guillen: These are some of the most poignant moments from her funeral services

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The world is remembering Vanessa Guillen on Friday and Saturday, and here are some of the most moving moments from social media and our full KPRC 2 coverage as remembrances unfolded in Houston.

Guillen’s casket is carried in a white carriage:

This was a particularly powerful moment as people gathered along the route to pay their respects to the soldier.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Guillen’s casket enters the auditorium at Chavez High School:

Military service members carried Guillen’s casket into the auditorium for funeral services at Chavez High School, the same school where she attended and graduated from in 2018.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

The arrivals:

People arriving for the remembrance services were decked out in #Justice4Vanessa t-shirts and other garb celebrating her life.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Overwhelming moments:

Family members and friends gathered for the services. It was a moment of high emotion.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Service members remember Guillen:

This service member attended the services for Guillen. When she approached Guillen’s casket, she saluted the fallen soldier.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Music and memory:

The musical selections featured in the remembrance services told a story of Vanessa Guillen’s life, heritage and family background.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Rosary reading:

The rosary reading at the remembrance service on Friday was particularly powerful. All of the women taking part wore white and matching white masks.

Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Painting of Guillen presented at her services

An artist completed a portrait of Guillen during the services, which was presented to her family.

Artist paints a portrait of Vanessa Guillen during her services on Aug. 14, 2020. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

What moments were the most poignant for you as you watched Vanessa Guillen’s services? Let us know in the comments.


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