Suicides among veterans are occurring at an alarming rate in this country.
To bring about awareness of this appalling trend Western Nevada College’s Veterans Resource Center annually holds a Veterans Suicide Awareness March.
Community members are invited to participate in the fifth annual event scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 in Carson City.
Participants will walk from the corner of U.S. Highway 395 (Bully’s parking lot) and West College Parkway to the WNC campus at 2201 West College Parkway, and back, approximately 2.3 miles round trip.
The event brings awareness to the ongoing reality of veteran suicide, which occurs in this country once every 80 minutes and 8,030 times per year.
After arriving on campus, participants will place small American flags on the college’s front lawn to show solidarity with those who serve. Along with promoting suicide awareness, event organizers want to help people learn the signs of someone considering suicide and the resources available to help them.
Participation is free and donations will be accepted.
For more information, contact Waydd or Nubia at 775-445-3301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.