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Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony – Suicide Prevention

September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tragically, we lose 22 veterans and active duty service members to suicide every day. On September 1, we will honor these men and women who have died by suicide at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. This important ceremony is being held in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week. (RSVPs were required.) A livestream will be available for those who did not RSVP in time.

Ceremony participants include:
• Steve Siple, AFSP National Board Chair
• Karrie Leigh Boswell, Chair, Fairfax Walk
• Richard R. Bowers, Jr. – Fire Chief, Fairfax VA
• Raymond Burke – AFSP volunteer, advocate and survivor

LIVE: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be broadcasting the special wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery at Noon EST on September 1, 2017. To share the livestream of the ceremony, simply go to facebook.com/afspnational at Noon and click “share” underneath the video. The livestream will be pinned to the top of AFSP’s Facebook page for easy access. Please feel free to share this link with your friends and family and post an invitation to view the live streaming on your Facebook page.

Media are invited to attend the event at Arlington National Cemetery and must RSVP:
Alexis O’Brien
AFSP Public Relations Director

For more information, email Melanie Varady at mvarady@afsp.org


September 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211 United States
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