Walk for Veterans
American Legion Walk for Veterans
American Legion, Morehead City, Post 46 sponsors an Awareness Walk for Veterans each year. In addition to raising public awareness of important issues facing veterans and their families, information packets provided highlight local, state, and national programs that Post 46 actively supports.
In 2015 the American Legion National Commander instituted this awareness walk to highlight the need for continued support for our nation’s veterans. Since then, thousands of veterans, their family members and concerned citizens have participated and become more aware of issues facing todays veterans and have become more involved in helping veterans through local programs and by contacting their congressional representatives and asking for their support on bills that help veterans.
As stated in the American Legion North Carolina Bulletin, January 2017, An estimated 20 veterans a day commit suicide. Traumatic brain injuries have become a signature wound of the Global War on Terrorism. 20 percent of the men and women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are believed to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We believe in a strong VA health care system, one that is worth preserving. We owe it to those who served our country to never forget the sacrifice and devotion. We are walking for those who have marched for freedom. Many are no longer able to do so for themselves.
Please visit our Calendar/Events page for the next scheduled walk.