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Carter Pushes for National Warrior Call Day to Help End Service Member and Veteran Suicide Epidemic

 Representative John Carter (R-TX) joined Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) in introducing a resolution designating November 21, 2021 as National Warrior Call Day to help end the troubling trend of service member and veteran suicide.

National Warrior Call Day would lead the charge in encouraging Americans to connect with veterans and service members to thank them for their service to our country and offer support. This effort seeks to remind our heroes that they are not alone, their immense sacrifices have not been forgotten, and that suicide is never the answer.

“The suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times that of the civilian population, and unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased isolation for many individuals already struggling. The National Warrior Call Day will help engage all Americans to reach out and connect with our veterans and service members to show support and have honest conversations about tough topics. While there is still so much work to be done, establishing a National Warrior Call Day is a way to engage everyone to help end the ongoing epidemic of suicide by our nation’s warriors.” 

Click here to read the text of the resolution.

Representative Carter represents Texas’ 31st District which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus and Ranking Member of the Military Construction of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations.


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