By Jim Melwert

WASHINGTON (CBS) — The sister of Travis Manion and the President of the foundation that bears his name will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

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Travis Manion Foundation President Ryan Manion-Borek will attend the State of the Union as a guest of congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.

“Nights like this are super important. It’s super-important to make sure that were getting behind the one percent that serves this country every day.”

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Travis Manion was killed in Iraq in 2007 on his second deployment to Iraq, his mother Janet started the foundation before her death.

Manion-Borek says she hopes to hear President Obama discuss improving services for veterans and veterans’ families.

“There’s a lot that’s being done for our veteran community for our military serving overseas that are active and our returning veterans, I also think there’s a lot that can be done.”

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