ESCC honors veterans lost to suicide

Veterans Voices

Six-hundred sixty American flags could be seen in front of Enterprise State Community College Thursday morning.

On a monthly average, that’s the number of U.S. veterans who take their own lives.

Over recent years, ESCC became a focal point for veterans to start their road to higher education.

The school held a Veteran’s Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have worn the uniform.

“We’ve also been supporting the Enterprise Military Support Group, and on Tuesday nights, we’ve been holding our meetings here where any vet is welcome to attend,” said John Logsdon, director of the support group. “The vets can come in. They can kind of share what’s on their heart, unload what they’re burdened with, and the other nice thing is ESCC has basically become the hometown college for returning vets.”

The Veteran’s Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255, or you can write a text to 838255. The phones are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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