The 8th annual “Not On Our Watch” event is back. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will be held once again, aboard the USS Battleship IOWA BB-61 on Saturday September 30th, 2023, through October 1st, 2023. Join us as we honor the memories of our fallen veterans and first responders who lost their battles with PTS. This event is not just about remembrance, it’s about offering comfort and closure to the surviving family and friends in our community.
This event is to bring awareness to the veterans and first responders who lose their battle with PTS every day. Currently, there are more deaths attributed to suicide than killed in action in both wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. As for first responders, there is insufficient data to give full perspective of the suicide crisis. This is a battle that veterans, first responders, and their families cannot fight alone. Wellness Works is a non-profit provider that serves our veterans, first responders and their families. We are committed to relieving the lingering stress and suffering that they accumulate through the years. While some veterans and first responders have physical wounds that can be seen, others have invisible wounds of the heart, soul and mind. We, as Americans, have a tremendous opportunity as well as responsibility to help prevent veterans and first responders’ suicide.