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Spc. Vanessa Guillen to be remembered during public memorial service

Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 8:46 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 13:24:35-04

Details for the memorial service for Spc. Vanessa Guillen have been announced.

The Guillen family will host a public service on Friday, August 14 at Cesar E. Chavez High School in Houston, where Vanessa attended, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Events for the service will be as follows:

  • 10:50 a.m. - Veterans Memorial Cruise
  • 12 p.m. - Memorial service begins
  • 12:30 p.m. - Prayer
  • 1 p.m. - Praise
  • 2 p.m. - Announcements
  • 2:30 p.m. - Testimonials
  • 3 p.m. - Divine Mercy
  • 3:40 p.m. - Testimonials
  • 5 p.m. - Break
  • 5:30 p.m. - Living Rosary
  • 6:30 p.m. - Obsequies
  • 7 p.m. - Message from the Guillen family
  • 7:20 p.m. - Praise
  • 8 p.m. - End of service

The soldier will then be honored during a private ceremony on Saturday, August 15 at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at 7 p.m.

Attorney Natalie Khawam says the Texas Rangers delivered Spc. Guillen's remains to the funeral home today.

"The Guillen family is grateful that President Trump helped expedite Vanessa's remains, so they can hold Vanessa's funeral on Saturday, and properly bury her body on Saturday evening," she said.