Ret. Marine Salutes For 24 Hours To Raise Awareness About Veteran Suicide

About 17 veterans commit suicide each day and the number is a sobering reminder of the sacrifice our service members pay for our freedom each Memorial Day. This year is no different.

In honor of those veterans, a retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers stood in a salute for 24 hours in a Washington, D.C. median starting Sunday to raise awareness about veterans’ suicide.

Chambers has been doing this since 2002 and hasn’t missed one year, according to WJLA.

“It’s a very emotional time, very emotional,” Chambers’ wife, Lorraine Heist-Chambers stated (WJLA). “This is something that he needs to do every year and I support him for it. No matter what it takes, we get out here.”

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