"Coming home doesn't always mean the end of their war... For some, a new and silent battle begins..."
As you walk along the Memorial Walkway at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, you will notice memorials to all branches of service, Gold Star families, military campaigns, and veterans’ organizations. What you don’t see is a memorial dedicated to those who served across all branches, wars and conflicts who have suffered and struggled with the invisible wounds of war. Sadly, for far too many, they lost that battle.
Our intent is to build a memorial to remember those service members lost to suicide and offer hope and healing to those currently struggling. Too often memorials are built to honor and remember our warfighters after they are gone. We have a chance with this memorial to say to those who are still with us: We see you; we support you in your journey toward seeking and receiving help and we are glad you are still with us - you are not alone.
This memorial will recognize the impacts of suicide loss and that they are felt far beyond any one branch, family, or community. By acknowledging the loss, grief and continued healing needed to address the topic of military suicide loss, this memorial can go a long way to helping break the stigma.
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** A design for the monument is currently underway. When a concept drawing is complete, it will be posted here.