Everyday, 22 veterans lose their battle to post traumatic stress on American soil. That is 1 veterans every 65 minutes. The rates for the active duty individual services per 100,000 according to the report, were 23 for the Army, 23.1 for the Marine Corps, 14.4 for the Air Force and 13.4 for the Navy.
Today was a vey important day, bringing awareness to something most of us don’t know. My friend organized the 22 mile run today for this. I decided to continue the run, carrying the flag to meet the author of the book “The Eagle on My Arm” and Thunder the Eagle. This was a very personal story for Telia and he is featured with a chapter in the book. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of a great event. I ended up running a total of 47 miles consuming zero calories, just salt caps, magnesium and Ultima Replenisher electrolytes.
The Veteran Administration statistics confirm 22 Veterans a day are succumbing to suicide on American soil. The total number of those losing their battle grows larger with each day research and treatments are not able to be done. The Military Suicide Awareness #22ADAY Movement is the advocacy action network and the natural next step to the mission of the Military Veteran Project. Military Suicide Awareness gives a voice to the vast network of volunteers, donors, and participants involved in the work of the Military Veteran Project. This run today was organized by my friend Telia Hann. A veteran who has used the services of an Eagle on my Arm to overcome many challenges related to his service. Thank you for organizing this event.