I recently saw this photo and wanted to share it with everyone. Veterans deserve the best but are currently experiencing ridiculously high rates of suicide. Every day 18 veterans kill themselves. Yes, you read that right – 18 of our countries greatest warriors die at their own hands each day. This is unacceptable.
If you know a veteran, reach out to them. Check in on them. Thank them for what they did for our country. Don’t be satisfied with regurgitating “Thanks for your service.” Instead, take the time to understand what they went through, what they’re going through now, and how you may be able to help. Trust me, serving is a life-changing experience. If you know a vet, it is our responsibility to make sure their service becomes a source of strength rather than a source of pain and suffering.
They served for us, now it’s time to serve for them. Are you up to the challenge?