The Western Nevada College Student Veterans Club and the WNC Veterans Resource Center invite the community to join in the second annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 in Carson City. Participants will walk from the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and West College Parkway to the WNC main campus at 2201 West College Parkway, and back, approximately 2.3 miles round trip.
The event seeks to bring attention to the reality of veteran suicide, which occurs 22 times a day across the United States, and every 2.75 days in Nevada. Along the way, walkers will view signage that shares caring thoughts of veterans, and also acknowledges the suffering and needs many veterans bring home from battle.
Participants will walk up the hill to WNC, where they will place small American flags on the college’s front lawn to show solidarity with those who serve.