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.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Residents Facing Fines For Piled Up Curbside Trash As Pickups Delayed
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.”READ MORE: Sixers Force Game 7 With Gritty Road Win Over Hawks
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.”MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Dirt Bike-Riding Suspect In West Philadelphia Deadly Shooting