“22 VA is a group of talented Veteran Artists that want to help other Veterans express themselves through visual and creative arts. 22 VA stands for 22 Veteran Artists who have come together in an effort to help reduce the number of Veteran suicides. Veteran suicide claims the lives of 22 veterans a day. This equates to around 30 suicides per 100,000 veterans, a rate that is more than double the rate for the civilian population. ” – 22 VA on Facebook.com
Were you aware we lose 22 Veterans per day to suicide? This is not counting those killed in accidents. 22 VA brings together Veteran Artists, each work of art tells a story and helps Veterans to heal from the trauma of War. Veterans have given all to fight for our Freedom, to defend their country and to preserve our way of life. We may not know the name or the face but the Soldiers are our Soldiers, our Veterans. Our family has lost two family members and two close friends to suicide.
Our hope is to raise awareness to this noble group and support all involved. Future exhibits are underway as we speak, please come and see what 22 VA has to share. View the remarkable art each artist brings. Learn more about 22 VA and support them on their journey. We will be following 22 VA on their journey, we hope you will also.
Until next time, keep creating and working toward your dreams.