Local group working to end suicide among veterans, service members

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Around 8,000 military veterans and service members commit suicide every year according to the VA, including 300 on active duty. One local group is working to reduce those alarming numbers.

NBC4 spoke with veterans and their families attending an awards ceremony for Summit for Soldiers on the steps of the statehouse.

Their co-founder Mike Fairman said their number one goal is to eradicate military and veteran suicides.

“I wish I could do anything to bring one of those [lives] back, but we are going to do everything we can to keep one more [from] being added to it,” he said, pointing at a photo collage of those who took their own lives.

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