Muskegon County – The USS LST 393 Veterans Museum will show a film Friday July15 that attempts to take the terrible problem of military veteran suicides head on. “Project 22” will be shown at 5:00 pm and again at 8:00 pm. There is no admission charge.
The film chronicles two combat-wounded veterans who set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, health-care providers and veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope they had found.
“Project 22” includes interviews with veterans who have found help and support for problems they faced after coming home through various therapies and programs.
West Michigan veterans and their family members are encouraged to attend, but it is an adult-themed film and not appropriate for young people. There will be counselors on hand to talk with anyone who wishes to discuss their personal issues.
LST 393 Veterans Museum is located at the Mart Dock adjacent to Heritage Landing county park on the downtown Muskegon waterfront. Tour hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week with the last tour starting at 4. Special guided tours are available and group events can be scheduled by calling 231-730-1477. More information is available at www.lst393.org