Trump Signs Executive Order to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

‘We’re here today to confront a solemn crisis that requires urgent national action. In a few moments I will sign an executive order addressing one of our nation’s most heartbreaking tragedies, veteran suicide’

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TRUMP: "We're here today to confront a solemn crisis that requires urgent national action. In a few moments, I will sign an executive order addressing one of our nation's most heartbreaking tragedies: veteran suicide. Veteran suicide is a tragedy of staggering proportions. Hard to do believe that an average of 20 veterans and service members take their lives every single day, who would believe that's possible? There are more than 6,000 veteran suicides per year. The suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times greater than that for non-veteran adults. And the suicide rate for post-9/11 soldiers has increased significantly over the last 10-year period. To every veteran, I want you to know that you have an entire nation of more than 300 million people behind you. You will never, ever be forgotten.”

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