The April 18th membership meeting speaker is Ellen Shannon, Area Director, National Capital Area Chapter,
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, who will discuss the signs of people contemplating suicide and steps to
take for prevention. We need to learn more about this increasing and deadly disease among our current military person-
nel and veterans. Military veterans are 1.5 times more likely to take their lives than non-veterans. Multiple sources cite
that twenty veterans a day commit suicide. Unacceptable! Come to the meeting and learn how you might be able to
save a military veteran and his or her family from this unnecessary and senseless tragedy.
Come early for the 7:30 PM meeting to enjoy a great meal and meet your fellow members. Spouses and friends
are always welcomed. Bring a fellow Vietnam veteran or a new generation veteran with you. The book, “In Honor and
Memory” that lists and describes U.S. and Allied military installations in South Vietnam and Southeast Asia, is available
for viewing. See Bill Dumsick. Plus the traditional 50/50 raffle includes cash and a very artistic hand carved wooden
bowl by George Jones. Remember the new meeting location, Glory Days Grill, Falls Church. So see you there!
6341 Columbia Pike
Falls Church , Virginia 22041
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