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.
This is SSGT Tim Chambers The Saluting Marine standing at attention for 24 hours for the 19th time at this intersection in Washington DC on Memorial Day to bring awareness to veterans suicide and to honor those who gave all…. pic.twitter.com/1kK28SjSWH
— Mike Rudd (@photog_mrudd) May 25, 2020
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.”