U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) are encouraging North Carolinians to help combat the rising epidemic of veteran and active-duty military suicides. In a press conference Tuesday, both highlighted Nov. 21, 2021 as National Warrior Call Day, a day of outreach to veterans and service members to express thanks for their service and connect them with support resources.
“In North Carolina, Veterans Day is not just one day a year. It is a year-long call to action,” said Rep. Hudson. “That’s why on National Warrior Call Day, we encourage individuals to reach out to someone they know, active-duty or veteran, and check in on them. Together, we can save lives.”
“This holiday season post-Afghanistan, we have to redouble our efforts to save as many men and women as possible,” said Sen. Tillis. “On November 21st, if you know someone who may be in crisis, reach out to them and check on them. Let them know it’s okay to recognize this as an illness and that there are medical professionals at the VA ready to help.”
Watch the full press conference here.