Veteran walks for 22 days to raise awareness for veteran suicides

Veteran walks for 22 days to raise awareness for veteran suicides

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Terry Sharpe is a veteran on a mission. He's walking for 22 days, from North Carolina to Washington D.C., for the average of 22 veterans that commit suicide each day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Vietnam veteran took a break in Covesville during his trip to see the Dogwood Vietnam Memorial.

Sharpe carries the names of veterans who recently committed suicide as he walks, and says it's vital to honor them, but equally important to raise awareness for those suffering in silence.

"We made a commitment when we signed up to the military, whether it was drafted or joined, that we would protect our country," said Sharpe. "So our country needs to protect the ones who were wounded, with wounds you can see and wounds you can't see."

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