Friday, July 8, 2016

22b #22kills

An 'evil' woman, named Kimberly Long, challenged me to expose the fact that, on average, 22 U.S. Veterans commit suicide each day.

This morning, I heard about a new book on NPR. It is called "Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution". They say 400 men from Maryland saved the Revolutionary Army in 1776, and acted as as a suicide squad for General Washington throughout the war.

In America we glorify war, celebrate our dead warriors, and give them holidays when they die for the cause de jour. What is it that makes death in battle more valuable than suicide at home?

"22 Kill Challenge", which is designed to bring awareness to the unacceptable fact that 22 veterans a day are lost to suicide. Several have noted that this number seems very high, and it is. The 22 comes from a 2013 VA study on suicide rates among veterans- ranging in age from 22 to 60.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a great resource to help prevent suicides of our military people, 1-800-273-8255, press 1! If and when you choose to accept this challenge, post a video of 22 push-ups a day and nominate someone each day for 22 days. ‪#‎22Kill‬

I therefore nominate my second"KILL" to be Mike Paster . Because I know he'd never support government inspired violence, even if it was a rebel alliance fighting an Empire Kingdom, for "Honor, Fortune, & Family".

22-b (video attached taken with Amazon Fire)

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