Each day, 22 veterans take their own lives due to PTSD. In order to bring an increased awareness to veteran suicide prevention, a new movement has begun. This national movement encourages those within our own communities to do 22 push-ups everyday for 22 days, and to nominate others to do the same while talking about the issue.
On Wednesday, July 13 our very own Service Assistant, John Bringer did 22 push-ups on day 18 of his pledge.
Standing in the center of the Field of Honor at St. Charles Memorial Gardens where over 4,000 veterans are laid to rest, Bringer hopes to educate and empower others to talk about veteran suicide prevention. “I am doing 22 push-ups for 22 days. I am pushing in an attempt to raise awareness for the fact that 22 American vets will commit suicide everyday. Please spread the word that suicide is not the answer – let’s get the word out and show our support.”
We encourage you to participate in the challenge, and to nominate your friends and family to do the same.
Watch the video below to see who Bringer has chosen to nominate to continue the challenge of #22Pushups.