Today, the No. 1 issue facing the veteran community is suicide.It is estimated that between 17 and 22 veterans or servicemembers take their lives each day. That’s more than 6,000 annually. The rate of suicide for veterans is more than 50% higher than that of non-veteran adults. As the Global War on Terrorism continues, there will be more veterans facing mental-health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
To raise awareness and start to gather partners to combat veteran suicide The American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 is asking you to join us on November 11th at 2 pm at Valley of the Moon Park to walk / run 2.2 miles with us. The turnaround point is Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park. We encourage all veteran organizations to attend and to wear your veteran gear.
The event is free we do ask that you register and encourage a donation of $22 to assist local veteran suicide prevention efforts all donation will go directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.