BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo and Erie County Military & Naval Park is raising awareness for an issue that plagues many veterans.
In honor of Memorial Day, you’ll find 7,300 flags on the lawn along the monument’s garden. Each flag represents a veteran who died last year due to post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.
The Naval Park’s observances continue Monday morning, with a memorial service with full military honors in remembrance of fallen service members.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, help is available now. Erie County’s Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day: 716-834-3131. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24 hours a day: Simply call or text 988, or chat at 988lifeline.org. For more information, visit CrisisServices.org.
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