RUCK MARCH & RALLY 2019

AGAINST VETERAN & military  SUICIDE

22 to zero 

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Sgt. Ryan Boyer

July 6, 1990 -January 5, 2019

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Your loved one was “killed in action”

by an enemy no one can see
Camouflaged by darkness, alone with memories
Anxiety and triggers 

the war still raging on
A battlefield so epic 

It’s played out in the mind
So powerful the enemy, its lies ring loud and clear 
That life is not worth living, so they must disappear 
Four letters name the enemy

Yes PTSD is real!

We mustn’t let it take away more soldiers we hold dear
Suicide brings shame to those who mourn the loss of life 

A lie the demons plant with pride

We must stand up and fight
Your, our hero, rests in peace

they’ve served our country true
Our hearts and prayers are with you

We will get you through

So stand with pride this tragic day

and mourn the child you’ve lost
Just know we’re right beside you 

fighting for those you lost 
We, the military moms and dads, are marching in a line
To fight the fight that took your child,

A war that’s been defined
As parents, we will not give in til every child is free

 We’ll fight until the war is won 
   An end to PTSD

 

Sue Wackerlin
Military mom

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I HEARD RYAN WHISPERING

" PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY "

Carla 

Adopt a Soldier marches on against Veteran/military suicide 

Our battle plan:  Through the years working with Veterans and military members, Adopt a Soldier family has a battle plan in place, Connect, Communicate, Create.  Here's how it works:

  • Connect military families with "Veteran" military families, Veterans with current enlisted members and those readjusting to civilian life.

  • Communicate  and educate! We must take the stigma of suicide out of the vocabulary! These are causalities of PTSD. Embracing the loved ones of these heroes who lost their battle with PTSD, allows them to speak out and educate those who have a false sense that they can help on their own.

  • Create  - creating a network of support before or even IF it's ever needed will create families with a network of support, education and Veterans standing next to them to join the battle with their hero.

Join Adopt a Soldier on our mission, 22 TO NONE!  For more information on how to support or get involved e-mail AAS at: adoptasoldierorganization@gmail.com