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CORRECTION: 22 veterans a day die by suicide

| January 22, 2023 1:00 AM

I would like to clarify a point made in my latest letter to the editor. My letter printed last Sunday was about spreading kindness because you never know what someone might be going through in life. There are so many people who truly live in pain. Some wounds are truly invisible. I encourage you to smile, make a nice gesture, say some kind words out in public. This can be very significant to someone, you never know!

In my past letter I also spoke to our newly created veteran crisis line. If you are a veteran in crisis, you can call 988 for help. Trained professionals are standing by to provide you help over the phone. Veterans, you are worth it! Do it for yourself, do it for your family. Sadly, 22 veterans A DAY die by suicide. My previous letter said 22 a year. I need to correct this and please excuse me for stating such a gross error. It was an oversight and lack of proof reading on my part. Let’s end the 22 a day. This is a common phrase among our nation’s veterans. God Bless you.

DAMON DARAKJY

American Legion Post 14

Coeur d’Alene

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