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Veterans’ Advocates Place Flags and Push for Suicide Awareness at the Capital

Written by on October 16, 2018

Veterans’ Advocates have a call to action for a renewed national conversation on veteran suicide after placing 5,520 U.S. flags along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. representing the number of veteran suicide this year to date.  Since 2008, more than 6,000 veterans succumb to suicide every year.

According to “The event — which has become an unfortunately annual occurrence for veterans advocates — is part of a broader push in recent weeks by lawmakers, veterans groups and Veterans Affairs officials to bring the issue of suicide among former military members back into public consciousness.”

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