As part of the lead up to Veteran’s Day, the Veterans Resource Center set up 22 flags on Cater Lawn on Monday morning to commemorate veterans who have taken their own life.
According to the Veterans Resource Center, on average, 22 veterans take their own life per day, so each flag was set up to represent and honor each veteran.
Puck Esposito, director of the Veteran’s Resource Center, said the main goal of the demonstration was to bring awareness to a statistic not many people know.
“We want to bring attention to the fact that every day 22 veterans take their own life," Esposito said. "And it’s usually a result of an issue that they may have had in the military or during the time of their service. To bring attention to that, because not a lot of people don’t realize that, we
A board was made available for people to write the name
The Veterans Resource Center handed out a small American flag, a commemorative
The organization will host a number of other events as part of the lead up to Veteran’s Day this Saturday.
Every day this week, a different service song will be played over Samford Hall at noon.
The center will host a gala this Thursday evening with a guest speaker. They will have a lunch reserved for veterans who are Auburn faculty as part of the annual week-long celebration.