Monday, May 27, 2019

140 veterans are lost to suicide each week is just news to some

Number of veterans committing suicide far greater than we'll ever know

Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
May 27, 2019

The big lie "22 veterans a day commit suicide was a post I put up in 2016. I put the number at about 73 a day, which is a rough, educated guess. The truth is, we will never really know, because far too many are not counted. 

(Read it for yourself)

Now it looks like everyone is freaking out because of a speech given with 140 veterans a week, instead of "20" a day. Wonder how shocked they would be if they knew how many were never counted?

Wonder how they'll feel knowing how many were actually forgotten?
Matt Naylor on 140 Veteran Suicides per Week: Don’t Let Them Be ‘Forgotten Soldiers’
This guy is shocked!

This is the speech he was talking about

140 veterans are lost to suicide each week

KMBC 9 News May 24, 2019 

140 U.S. flags on display at Liberty Memorial for veteran suicide awareness over Memorial Day weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Visitors to the National WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial will be greeted by 140 U.S. flags installed near the entrance for Memorial Day weekend.

The installation is called Flags of the Forgotten Soldiers.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says every 72 minutes, a United States service member or veteran takes his or her own life.

The 140 flags are meant to bring attention and awareness to the fact that 140 veterans are lost to suicide each week.

In addition, the National WWI Museum is offering free general admission for veterans and active duty military, along with half-price general admission for the public over the long weekend.

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