Boot display on campus to draw attention to suicide among service members

Each day, 23 active-duty and veteran military members die by suicide. To shed light on this alarming statistic, Vet Corps Navigator Glen Mulkey will create a display in front of the Tsutakawa Fountain with 23 pairs of boots donated by veterans from May 16 (Armed Forces Day) through May 25 (Memorial Day). Glen and other veteran volunteers will staff the display and share information regarding mental health, suicide awareness and veteran support. He hopes to encourage people to realize that lending a caring ear can be all it takes to save a life.

Glen is completing this project as his VetCorps service project with the Washington Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The project is funded by One Less Mountain, an area non-profit that seeks to support veterans’ transition from military service to civilian life.