The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena will begin seeing walking patrols non-stop through Saturday morning. The Executive Director of Wellness Works Lisa Raggio, says veterans will be patrolling the bridge as part of an event called "Not on Our Watch."
"This is the third time that we've created this event by our veterans, for veterans to raise awareness about regarding veterans suicides and the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day."
Raggio says a battle cross is set up on the east side of the bridge where veterans will put dog tags on for everyone they know who killed themselves. Roggio says they choose this weekend in particular to host the event because September is Suicide Prevention Month.
People are invited to come stand vigil in support of the vets as they walk their post this weekend. People can find out more information on the Wellness Works Facebook Page here.
Not On Our Watch brings awareness to the community of the 22 veterans who lose their battle with PTSD. From September 20th through the 23rd, Veterans will stand watch on the Colorado bridge in Pasadena, 24 hours a day.
As veterans stand or walk posts on the bridge, they will wear a dog tag that represents a veteran who is being remembered/honored. At the end of the walk, the dog tag will be placed upon the battle field cross near the entrance of the bridge. All are welcome to stand vigil in support of veterans as they walk their post.
On September 20th, our opening ceremony will begin at 10am. On September 23rd, our closing ceremony will begin at 10am where we honor all our fallen.