Our relationship with Mission 22 started in the fall of 2017. We always strive to give back to our first responders and this sparked our search for an opportunity to support our nation's veterans. Their mission to provide positive resources to our veterans and our passion to give back became the perfect partnership. We created an American Veteran Support Collection on our website and with each purchase, a contribution was made to Mission 22.
Too often, veterans are left to fight past trauma and personal struggles alone. As a result of this, our nation loses more than twenty veterans to suicide every single day. Not only does Mission 22 bring light to this problem by spreading awareness, but they also offer various treatment programs. These programs lead our veterans to their first step in the road to peace and healing. Some programs offer fitness outlets, while others have a main focus on mental and spiritual wellness. Mission 22 also offers its programs to families of veterans. These programs present resources to financial assistance, workshop retreats and a community to coordinate and create local events.
Unfortunately, there was no national monument that paid tribute to our veterans lost to suicide. Mission 22 created the War At Home Memorial, which honors these fallen warriors. The national monument is now displayed in Norfolk, Virginia but will soon be moving to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Another memorial stands tall in Nashville, Indiana.
Since our relationship began in 2017, Thin Blue Line USA is proud to have given back $5,034.65 to Mission 22 and their healing programs. This July 4th, please remember the sacrifices each veteran has made, as well as the daily battles that they still face. We continue to proudly support those who have served and currently serve our great country; defending the beautiful freedoms that we enjoy every day.
To learn more about Mission 22 and their programs, please click here.