U.S. – News Net Daily https://newsnetdaily.com an integrated news site covering all the news from all over the world, with a new vision that covers all the news as it happens from our different sources. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 09:10:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5 Swimming pool alternatives for your home that won’t break the bank https://newsnetdaily.com/swimming-pool-alternatives-for-your-home-that-wont-break-the-bank/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 09:10:07 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/swimming-pool-alternatives-for-your-home-that-wont-break-the-bank/ To pool or not to pool. Anyone who has a backyard has at least entertained the idea of getting a swimming pool. There’s no better way to beat the heat than taking a dive into some nice, cool water. Getting a swimming pool is easier said than done. Aside from the expense, pools take up […]]]>

To pool or not to pool.

Anyone who has a backyard has at least entertained the idea of getting a swimming pool. There’s no better way to beat the heat than taking a dive into some nice, cool water.

Getting a swimming pool is easier said than done. Aside from the expense, pools take up a lot of space and require a significant amount of maintenance.
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Of course, getting a swimming pool is easier said than done. Aside from the expense, pools take up a lot of space and require a significant amount of maintenance. For many homeowners, it just isn’t practical to dig a big hole in the backyard and permanently fill it with water.

Fortunately, there are alternatives.

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One of the simplest alternatives is called a stock tank. According to Realtor.com, a stock tank can be installed for about $500, which is significantly cheaper than many above ground pools. The site does recommend adding a filter pump or emptying the tank regularly to keep the water clean.

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For people who want to cool off, but aren’t necessarily looking to swim, a misting system might be the answer. A misting fan can be added to a backyard for about $100 and it easily connects to a garden hose to provide a nice cooling mist.

Some people simply like having a pool for the atmosphere it creates. Instead of adding an entire pool, these homeowners could consider adding water features (fountains, artificial waterfalls, etc). An added benefit, according to PoolPricer.com is that these features actually have a higher chance of increasing the value of a house than a pool (which can actually scare away buyers).

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Another option for cooling off is an outdoor shower. If a backyard has the proper privacy options, HGTV.ca recommends installing an outdoor shower for a unique way to beat the heat.

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Westland brothers complete viral challenge, help their community through free lawn mowing https://newsnetdaily.com/westland-brothers-complete-viral-challenge-help-their-community-through-free-lawn-mowing-2/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:50:07 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/westland-brothers-complete-viral-challenge-help-their-community-through-free-lawn-mowing-2/ WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) — An online Good Samaritan challenge that’s gone viral prompted two Westland brothers to offer free lawn mowing to people who can’t easily do it themselves. Now, the nationwide challenge’s organizer is headed to metro Detroit to recognize their efforts. 16-year-old Sam and 13-year-old Hunter have mowed 51 lawns for free since […]]]>

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) — An online Good Samaritan challenge that’s gone viral prompted two Westland brothers to offer free lawn mowing to people who can’t easily do it themselves.

Now, the nationwide challenge’s organizer is headed to metro Detroit to recognize their efforts.

16-year-old Sam and 13-year-old Hunter have mowed 51 lawns for free since April. It’s a task most people hate, especially in the summer heat; but Sam loves it. So when his parents told him about the “50 Yard Challenge,” it was a no-brainer.

“We get the feeling that we’re helping people who really can’t help themselves,” he said.

Rodney Smith, Jr. created the challenge. He’s the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service in Alabama.

“Back in 2015, I came across an elderly man outside mowing his lawn. It looked like he was struggling, so I pulled over and helped him out. That night I decided I’ve start mowing free lawns for the elderly, disabled, single parents, and veterans in Huntsville, Alabama,” Smith told 7 Action News.

He turned his good deed into a non-profit, and challenges young people around the country through social media to mow 50 lawns in their community for those who need some help— and to do it, for free. They get prizes along the way, and once they hit 50 lawns, Rodney hits the road; he’s making his way to Michigan Friday to offer Hunter and Sam not only a thanks but a lawn mower, weed wacker and blower.

Sam and Hunter’s parents follow Rodney on social media, and put the word out that the boys were in.

It didn’t take long before they were getting requests.

“A lot of neighbors actually were advocating for neighbors they had, that they knew that couldn’t do it. So it was really cool to see the amount of community that came out. The boys have actually made what we think are going to be long lasting relationships with some of these that don’t have contact with the outside world,” their mom Keri told 7 Action News.

Fifty other kids from around the country have also completed the challenge, and about 1,000 are in the process of doing it now.

“It’s just great. Especially when things kind of hit, a lot the activities they weren’t able to do anymore. We couldn’t play baseball, we couldn’t go out to school, we couldn’t have activities to actually do,” said their dad, Kyle.

They may be helping others, but they boys said they’re getting something really important out of the work too.

“It’s heartwarming. We just get to meet nice people that just… that really want to have connections with other people that just can’t really go anywhere,” said 13-year-old Hunter.

“They appreciate what we do,” Sam told 7 Action News. “I’ll have those people as friends for ever and ever.”



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Westland brothers complete viral challenge, help their community through free lawn mowing https://newsnetdaily.com/westland-brothers-complete-viral-challenge-help-their-community-through-free-lawn-mowing/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:37:44 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/westland-brothers-complete-viral-challenge-help-their-community-through-free-lawn-mowing/

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) — An online Good Samaritan challenge that’s gone viral prompted two Westland brothers to offer free lawn mowing to people who can’t easily do it themselves.

Now, the nationwide challenge’s organizer is headed to metro Detroit to recognize their efforts.

16-year-old Sam and 13-year-old Hunter have mowed 51 lawns for free since April. It’s a task most people hate, especially in the summer heat; but Sam loves it. So when his parents told him about the “50 Yard Challenge,” it was a no-brainer.

“We get the feeling that we’re helping people who really can’t help themselves,” he said.

Rodney Smith, Jr. created the challenge. He’s the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service in Alabama.

“Back in 2015, I came across an elderly man outside mowing his lawn. It looked like he was struggling, so I pulled over and helped him out. That night I decided I’ve start mowing free lawns for the elderly, disabled, single parents, and veterans in Huntsville, Alabama,” Smith told 7 Action News.

He turned his good deed into a non-profit, and challenges young people around the country through social media to mow 50 lawns in their community for those who need some help— and to do it, for free. They get prizes along the way, and once they hit 50 lawns, Rodney hits the road; he’s making his way to Michigan Friday to offer Hunter and Sam not only a thanks but a lawn mower, weed wacker and blower.

Sam and Hunter’s parents follow Rodney on social media, and put the word out that the boys were in.

It didn’t take long before they were getting requests.

“A lot of neighbors actually were advocating for neighbors they had, that they knew that couldn’t do it. So it was really cool to see the amount of community that came out. The boys have actually made what we think are going to be long lasting relationships with some of these that don’t have contact with the outside world,” their mom Keri told 7 Action News.

Fifty other kids from around the country have also completed the challenge, and about 1,000 are in the process of doing it now.

“It’s just great. Especially when things kind of hit, a lot the activities they weren’t able to do anymore. We couldn’t play baseball, we couldn’t go out to school, we couldn’t have activities to actually do,” said their dad, Kyle.

They may be helping others, but they boys said they’re getting something really important out of the work too.

“It’s heartwarming. We just get to meet nice people that just… that really want to have connections with other people that just can’t really go anywhere,” said 13-year-old Hunter.

“They appreciate what we do,” Sam told 7 Action News. “I’ll have those people as friends for ever and ever.”



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Federal Reserve says nationwide shutdowns have caused coin shortage https://newsnetdaily.com/federal-reserve-says-nationwide-shutdowns-have-caused-coin-shortage/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:13:37 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/federal-reserve-says-nationwide-shutdowns-have-caused-coin-shortage/

CLEVELAND — They are running out of cash. Snappy Gas Mart in Cleveland relies on getting coins for change from local banks, but right now that’s not an option.

“It had been about 10 days since the last time we had gotten any currency from them, whether it was paper or change,” said Russ, a manager at Snappy Gas Mart.

The Cleveland gas station is not alone.

The Federal Reserve said this is all happening because of the nationwide shutdown orders.

When bars, restaurants and other businesses were forced to close, that broke up the normal flow of bills and coins.

“I’m just kind of concerned about the fact that change is not available for businesses like this place here,” said Russ.

He’s also worried about losing business if he can’t offer the proper change, but luckily a loyal customer has stepped in to help.

“When he told me up there I instantly was like ‘I have a ton of change at home’ and I figured I could help him out,” said Andrew Hovan. “Got about $73 in change that I have rolled.”

While Russ is very appreciative, he’ll need a permanent solution soon.

The Snappy Gas Mart goes through hundreds of dollars worth of quarters each week.



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10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time https://newsnetdaily.com/10-new-iphone-tricks-youll-use-all-the-time/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:07:44 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/10-new-iphone-tricks-youll-use-all-the-time/

Yes, your iPhone came with a user guide and there a ton of how-to videos on Apple’s site and YouTube. But who has the time? You’ve come to the right place.

Did you know that you can record your iPhone’s screen? It’s better than a screenshot that only gives you a still photo. Tap or click here to find out how to record your screen.

What about Apple Notes? The unassuming digital organizer is capable of a lot more than you realize. I use it as a document scanner all the time. Tap or click for five of my favorite uses.

Your iPhone contains countless features you probably aren’t using.

1. Dim your iPhone with low light mode

If you’re using your phone in a dark room or the screen is merely too bright, you can turn to low light mode. This can dim your screen brightness more than the standard settings allow.

To enable it, tap Settings > Accessibility > Zoom > Zoom Region > Full Screen Zoom. Return to the main Zoom menu and tap Zoom Filter > Low Light. Return to the main Zoom menu and toggle Zoom on.

Double-tap with three fingers to zoom out and restore the full screen. To access low light mode quickly, triple-tap the screen using three fingers or triple-click on the home button. Select Choose Filter to adjust or disable the light filter.

2. Organize your cards in Apple Wallet

With COVID-19, you really don’t want to use a touchpad at grocery stores. Using the Apple Wallet in your phone, you can store your credit, debit, prepaid, and store cards for easy touchless payment.

Open the wallet app and your cards stack on top of each other. The top default payment method is Apple Pay. To change it, tap your finger on the card you want to be your default payment method and drag it to the top of the stack. Easy!

New to Apple Wallet? Tap or click for steps on adding new cards, paying with your iPhone, and managing your Wallet.

3. Respond to messages with a tap

A Tapback lets you respond or “react” to a message quickly with emojis — no need to hit send. Just double-tap or hold a message while in the Messages app. You can select a heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, !!, ? or Haha.

I have more texting tips. Tap or click for a dozen iPhone texting tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner.

4. Delete calculations with a swipe

There’s nothing more frustrating than messing up when you’re in the calculator app and you have to start over. Instead of hitting delete repeatedly, swipe back (left) as an undo.

5. Adjust Calendar start and end times

When you add an event or edit an existing one in Calendar, time increments are by default set to five minutes. You can, however, change it between one and five-minute increments easily. To adjust the “Start” and “End” times, double-tap on either the date or time scroll wheel.

RELATED: 12 Google Calendar hacks to try right now

6. Move multiple apps all at once

Want to organize your iPhone apps? You don’t have to move them one at a time.

Move multiple apps by long-pressing on one app with one finger, then use another finger to tap and drag another icon. Stack it on the first app you selected. Continue stacking apps. When you’re done, drag and drop the entire stack to wherever you want.

7. Indent list items in Notes

Your Notes don’t have to be messy brain dumps. You can bullet items, and there’s an easy way to do it: Just swipe to the right.

Your item(s) will indent, and you can even make a sub-list within your bullets. Undo with a swipe to the left.

Tap or click to discover how you can easily turn your handwritten notes into typed text.

8. Customize alerts for contacts

Customize vibration or sound alerts for specific contacts. Maybe your Mom has a special ring, and your spouse’s texts get their own buzzing sequence.

Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics (on supported models) or Sounds (on other iPhone models). Drag the slider below Ringers and Alerts to set the volume for all sounds. Tap a sound type, such as ringtone or text tone under Sounds and Vibration Patterns for new mail, calendar alerts, AirDrop, and more.

You can also select a ringtone or Text Tone. Under Sounds and Vibration Patterns, tap Ringtones to set the tunes for work for incoming calls, clock alarms, and the clock timer.

Text Tones can be used for text messages, new voicemail, and other alerts. Tap Vibration in Text Tones to choose a vibration pattern or tap Create New Vibration to create your own.

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9. Stop the music

Looking for a bedtime timer that will stop your audio and lock your phone, forcing you to enter your passcode? You don’t need a special app for that.

Open the Music app and select your playlist and start a timer. Instead of choosing an alarm or alert sound, tap When Timer Ends. Scroll to the bottom and choose the Stop Playing option. Press start and done!

This timer is great for kids or yourself if you want to set a limit for playing addictive games or for bedtime. Having to unlock your phone is a good reminder that it is time to go to sleep.

RELATED: Get your music off records and CDs and into a digital format. Tap or click for a step-by-step guide to making digital copies of your tunes.

10. Select messages to forward or delete

To quickly select messages to forward or delete, open your message thread and pinch on the screen with your forefinger and thumb. You can either choose Delete All or check off individual messages to delete or forward.

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Charlie Kirk says Trump should add ‘positivity’ to election bid: Americans ‘want their lives back’ https://newsnetdaily.com/charlie-kirk-says-trump-should-add-positivity-to-election-bid-americans-want-their-lives-back/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:55:06 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/charlie-kirk-says-trump-should-add-positivity-to-election-bid-americans-want-their-lives-back/ Blame the media and the coronavirus for President Trump’s current campaign woes, Charlie Kirk said Saturday. His advice for the president: Trump should use positivity to jumpstart and reenergize his reelection bid. “I think that America right now, because of the propaganda media and the activist wing of the Democrat Party, America feels a little bit down […]]]>

Blame the media and the coronavirus for President Trump’s current campaign woes, Charlie Kirk said Saturday.

His advice for the president: Trump should use positivity to jumpstart and reenergize his reelection bid.

“I think that America right now, because of the propaganda media and the activist wing of the Democrat Party, America feels a little bit down right now,” Kirk said during an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Adding more positive messaging would help recapture the spark of Trump’s 2016 campaign, the founder of Turning Point USA  added.

TRUMP GIVES OPTIMISTIC INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE, SAYS US IS ‘COMING BACK’ AFTER ‘TERRIBLE PLAGUE FROM CHINA

Americans “want their lives” back and some are unfairly blaming the president for their frustration regarding the coronavirus, he said.

“The American people right now on Independence Day weekend, they want their lives back. And so they are a lot of voters right now are frustrated and they’re wrongly placing some of that frustration, I believe, on the president of the United States,” Kirk told host Jeanine Pirro. “It’s just there’s a lot of reasons for it.”

Kirk pointed to Trump’s embrace of the SpaceX-NASA joint launch of a rocket into space last month, an event that gave the country a much-needed boost of optimism and positivity.

“I think what the president should continue to do is embrace the spirit that we saw on that rocket launch, where we went to space for the first time in nearly a decade — contrasting with the violence, the anarchy in the streets,” Kirk said. “The president is the best offensive player that we have ever seen in American politics when he sets the agenda. People follow brilliantly, by the way.”

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“And so that kind of big and bold, frontier-minded spirit — talking to America as a country of pioneers again,” Kirk said. “I can tell you from the thousands of people that I communicate with week to week, and the hundreds of thousands of messages that we get every single month, Americans right now — they are yearning for that renewal of optimism and positivity.”

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With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next https://newsnetdaily.com/with-department-stores-disappearing-malls-could-be-next/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:48:29 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/with-department-stores-disappearing-malls-could-be-next/

Mr. Hull said that he anticipated making malls more “community-based” in smaller markets, with local and regional businesses. “It’s going to be cooking classes, boutiques, internet businesses that want a physical presence, health care, food choices,” he said.

In Cupertino, Calif., where Apple has its headquarters, the fate of the shuttered Vallco Shopping Mall has become a contentious issue, with impassioned public debates around replacing it with affordable housing, new entertainment and retail options or office space.

In the meantime, it is a partially demolished eyesore, according to Rod Sinks, a member of the Cupertino City Council. “We have a chain-link fence around the whole thing,” he said.

In Los Angeles, the former Westside Pavilion mall, once featured in the movie “Clueless” and Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” music video, is turning into office space for Google. Terri Tippit, the 74-year-old chairwoman of the local Westside neighborhood council, lamented the loss of the space and said it “reflected the way our society is changing and going.”

Still, some investors have bought midtier malls in recent years and have already been working on how to repurpose and change spaces — even “de-malling” malls, by flipping store entrances so that they face the street.

“We didn’t buy malls since 2014 thinking that J.C. Penney or Sears or Bon-Ton were going to be in business forever and operate department stores, and if you were, then shame on you,” said Ami Ziff, director of national retail at Time Equities, a real estate firm whose investments include eight enclosed malls. “Is there going to be more distress, vacancy and bankruptcy? Yes. Hopefully, you know what you’re doing so you can pick up the pieces to refill that space.”

Contact Sapna Maheshwari at sapna@nytimes.com.

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Chelsea store owner helps small town celebrate July 4th https://newsnetdaily.com/chelsea-store-owner-helps-small-town-celebrate-july-4th/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:36:23 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/chelsea-store-owner-helps-small-town-celebrate-july-4th/

CHELSEA, Okla. — Chelsea, Oklahoma is a small town of less than 2,000 people the last time people were counted. There are a few stores and even fewer stop lights. Raj Parajuli and his brother Yuba bought one of those stores and called it Perfect Food And Gas.

“We do a little bit of stuff here and there,” Raj laughed.

In just two short years, they’ve turned the store into a community gathering place.

“Best people I’ve ever worked with,” said Teresa Owen, a store employee.

Born in Napal, Raj and his brother came to the U.S. about 15 years ago to live the American dream. In addition to the Chelsea store, they have three in Tulsa and one in Broken Arrow.

“We are part of this community,” Raj said. “We love being here.”

As a way to say thanks, the brothers help the community any way they can. When the police department needed money, they donated a penny for each gallon of gas sold during the April. Their good deed made headlines in the local paper.

“We feel like businesses got to be involved in the community as much as they can and they got to step up whenever it’s needed,” Raj said.

When the pandemic forced local schools to close and kids weren’t getting the meals they needed, the brothers stepped in again.

“We said all the kids at Chelsea High School and the surrounding areas could come to the store to pick up sack lunches,” Raj said.

“If it wasn’t for them, some of our school kids wouldn’t have eaten,” Teresa said.

Now, with the pandemic effecting sales at the few local businesses in Chelsea, the Chamber of Commerce couldn’t raise the money for an American tradition – a July 4th Celebration.

So, guess who stepped in to foot the bill.

“We feel like Fourth of July this year is more important than any other year,” said Raj.

It’s an act very important to two brothers who proudly became American citizens just four years ago.

“We are very grateful to this country for what it has given us, for the opportunity for us to serve here, work here and make our life better,” Raj said. “So, that’s why freedom has got to be celebrated.”

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Baltimore rioters tear down Columbus statue, toss it into harbor: reports https://newsnetdaily.com/baltimore-rioters-tear-down-columbus-statue-toss-it-into-harbor-reports/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:30:17 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/baltimore-rioters-tear-down-columbus-statue-toss-it-into-harbor-reports/

Rioters in Baltimore on Saturday night pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus that former President Ronald Reagan helped unveil in 1984 – and then tossed the statue into the city’s Inner Harbor, according to reports.

The statue had stood at the entrance to the city’s Little Italy neighborhood for 36 years, FOX 45 of Baltimore reported.

The attack came hours after rioters in Connecticut beheaded a Columbus statue there.

TRUMP SAYS VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO, BALTIMORE, OTHER US CITIES LIKE ‘LIVING IN HELL,’ IN ‘HANNITY’ TOWN HALL

The Baltimore demonstrators had threatened to remove the statue for weeks, according to the station.

The destruction came after a Little Italy group hired private, unarmed security personnel to guard the statue around the clock – but it was unclear if anyone was trying to guard it Saturday, FOX 45 reported.

Video posted to social media showed people pulling chains that had been tied around the statue, with one black-clad rioter giving the statue a final push as a crowd cheered.

The toppling of the Columbus statue continued a wave of vandalism targeting statues and monuments across the nation – mostly targeting historical figures who critics regard as racists. Statues vandalized or destroyed in other cities have included those of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, two American founding fathers who owned slaves.

While many Italian-Americans regard Columbus as personifying their history and heritage in the Western hemisphere, others see Columbus as a conqueror who brought death and oppression to the indigenous population after he first arrived in 1492.

Lester Davis, a spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, called the destruction of the Columbus statue part of a “re-examination taking place nationally and globally around some of these monuments and statues that may represent different things to different people,” the Baltimore Sun reported.

Former President Ronald Reagan addresses a ceremony in Baltimore, to unveil a statue of Christopher Columbus, Oct. 9, 1984. (Associated Press)

Former President Ronald Reagan addresses a ceremony in Baltimore, to unveil a statue of Christopher Columbus, Oct. 9, 1984. (Associated Press)

Earlier Saturday, rioters in Waterbury Conn., beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue there, FOX 61 of Hartford reported.

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Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary issued a statement saying he was disappointed and disturbed by the crime.

“I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by the destruction inflicted upon the Christopher Columbus statue today,” O’Leary wrote. “The City of Waterbury, and I as Mayor, are deeply committed to taking action to address the impact and inequities caused by systemic racism. However, this type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

The local chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American organization, offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a vandalism suspect or suspects, FOX 61 reported.

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Vanessa Guillen honored with march in Houston on Saturday https://newsnetdaily.com/vanessa-guillen-honored-with-march-in-houston-on-saturday/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:05:06 +0000 https://newsnetdaily.com/vanessa-guillen-honored-with-march-in-houston-on-saturday/ HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the tragic story of Vanessa Guillen continues to unfold, a group of Houstonians planned to spend their Independence Day marching in her memory. The immigrant family advocacy group FIEL organized a march in Guillen’s name that took place downtown Saturday evening. Guillen is a Houston-native who went missing from Fort […]]]>

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

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

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

SEE ALSO: Family of fallen Fort Hood soldier Gregory Morales wants him buried with military honors

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

Rodriguez teamed up with FIEL to march alongside 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.

RELATED: Vanessa Guillen’s case sparks calls for justice and protection of Latina soldiers

“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.

SEE ALSO: Houston artists pay tribute to Vanessa Guillen

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