Veterans Day march raises awareness to veteran suicide rates

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A 22-mile march with active-duty Marines, veterans, and civilians to bring awareness to veteran suicide rates.

The 22-miles signifies the 22 veterans in the U.S. who take their lives each day.

The hike started at 4:30 a.m. in Maysville and is ending at the field of flags at Union Point Park in New Bern.

American Legion Post #539 organized the event, which will run through 6:30 p.m., ending with a Veterans Day celebration.

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