If you were driving home after 7 pm Friday evening then you enjoyed the view. The star on the mountain had to have caught your attention on the drive home. At least for me, it was an attention grabber because of the color the star is shining now. I definitely enjoyed my drive even more once I noticed the ruby red makeover the star had.

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At least now El Paso's star on the Franklin Mountains has been the three colors that make the United States flag. Most of us are used to seeing the star on the Franklin mountains shining bright with clear led lights. But we also can't forget about last year in November when the star was brightly lit in blue.

The star on the Franklin Mountain's at that time of the year looked so beautiful. The reason behind the "Blue Star Over El Paso" was in honor of law enforcement. If you would like to go back and see that sight again you can just by clicking here.

Veronica Gonzalez
Veronica Gonzalez

But this time around in 2021 for the month of October the star on the mountain will shine bright red. The reason behind the color change this month is to honor a few public safety campaigns. The star on the Franklin Mountains bright red color will be shining for Red Ribbon Week, Fire Prevention Week, and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month El Paso Times mentioned.

Red Ribbon Week will be held from October 23 to October 31 and Fire Prevention Week is this week. Fire Prevention Week is from October 3 to October 9 this month. So when you're admiring the star while it's shining bright red at night, you know why.

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