‘Silent Watch’ Event Held To Bring Awareness To Veteran Suicide

People stood ‘Silent Watch‘ in front of the Hancock County Courthouse in honor of a local Veteran who took their own life and to bring awareness to how many Veterans suffer from PTSD and die by suicide.

At the event, we spoke with Rodney Kramp and Leah Cook from Allen-Kramp Wealth Management about the event in honor of their friend Gaven Smith. (video below)

Gaven enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after 9/11.

During his nearly four years of active-duty service, he deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Gaven had PTSD from his time on active duty in the military.

Every day, 22 Veterans take their own life, and on Thursday, friends, colleagues and total strangers stood ‘Silent Watch‘ for 22 minutes at a time to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder and to show Veterans they don’t fight alone.