Infinite Warrior Foundation Hosts Motorcycle Ride in Honor of Veterans Who Died by Suicide
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – September is National Suicide Prevention Month. A local group is raising awareness by drawing attention to the suicide of veterans. The Infinity Warrior Foundation is a Knoxville-based organization that works to improve the lives of American veterans.
About 50 motorcyclists drove from the Harley-Davidson in Knoxville to the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday in honor of the hundreds of veterans who die by suicide each year.
“Twenty-two veterans a day kill themselves. And on top of that, we have one active duty member per month who commits suicide, ”said Scott Hall, events coordinator for the Roughnecks biker group. “We want to draw attention to suicide in general. People have to keep their eyes open.
It is the silent battles that veterans face every day that are the most difficult to fight. It’s not always easy to ask for help when you need it, but Hall says he wants struggling vets to know there are people out there who care and are willing to listen.
“I myself am a veteran. I have a lot of veterans in my family, and most of my friends are veterans. So I know what it’s like to feel like a part of something and then come home and feel all alone, ”Hall said.
Once at the cemetery. The group said prayers and shared stories about suicide. They then headed to the Harley Davidson bootlegger for food and camaraderie.