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Many of us as veterans have been losing the battle. We are overcome by the world. It is time we recognize our needs and share them with the world.
I want to make sure you are aware of a huge march coming up for veterans. On May 20th, 2017 there will be a nationwide march on America. The official title is called, Veterans March on America.
This march is to bring attention to the needs of our veterans across this great land of ours.
Here as some more details, and I hope you will join us at wherever you live.
The march will start at 1:00pm Pacific time, and at the exact same time for each time zone. They will run for about two hours. At the end of the march there will be speakers. Go to www.veteransmarchonamerica.com to see the routes, places, and times for each state. If you live close please join the march.
In the state of Oregon, where I Live, we will have a different schedule do to scheduling conflicts.
Our march will be Salem, Oregon on the 20th, and start at 4:00pm. It will run until 6:00pm. We will have several speakers who will start speaking at 5:00pm, and information will be giving out to our veterans.
We will gather at 4:00pm at the park on the grounds of the State Capitol. We will be at the west end of the grounds. At 4:45pm, we will begin our march and end up at the steps of the State Capitol at 5:00pm.
Now it’s about you! How are you doing? Do you have bad days? Do you wish you could go to some enchanted island to get away from it all.
Veterans have this feeling a lot. They feel alone, and defeated. We all have faced this. I have faced it when I was in the service.
The thing is that we need to is once more strap on our boots, and fight back. Fight like hell! Never give up. Never let the challenges of this earth get you down. You have brothers and sisters from the military who all support you.
Do not hid in a shell. Do not say everything is alright if it isn’t. Get help. Get it now!
There is always help for you 24/7 at: 1-800-273-8255
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!