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Improving the Lives of Our Nation's Veterans and First Responders in Need by Helping Them Get Off The Couch™ and Reengage in Living an Active, Meaningful & Productive Life Through Our Outdoor Adventures and Disaster Response Mission Programs.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs states that more than 6,000 Veterans die by suicide each year, and other statistics show that twice as many First Responders die by suicide than in the line of duty.

By gathering together Sheep Dogs who have suffered similar traumas & experiences, SDIA has found that the camaraderie and peer support they receive fosters healing and is critical to their overall well-being. When Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch™, their attitude, motivation and perspective are drastically improved. Your generous support allows SDIA to ENGAGE, ASSIST & EMPOWER our nation’s heroes to Get Off The Couch™ with their brothers & sisters, which prevents suicides in our Veteran and First Responder communities.

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Purple Heart Day. A day that we give thanks and honor those that have sacrificed their bodies, and some their lives, to protect our great nation.

One of our very first #SDIA members, Sebastian Gallegos, wrote this poem to honor the sacrifice that these men and women, such as himself, have made.

Lavenders Lost:
The final dance
Or another chance
A different cost
For all the lost
So Bright we’ll stay
If death was held at bay
To ring the bell
For those who fell

#HonorTheSacrifice #PurpleHeart
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Purple Heart Day. A day that we give thanks and honor those that have sacrificed their bodies, and some their lives, to protect our great nation.

One of our very first #SDIA members, Sebastian Gallegos, wrote this poem to honor the sacrifice that these men and women, such as himself, have made.

Lavenders Lost:
The final dance 
Or another chance
A different cost 
For all the lost 
So Bright we’ll stay 
If death was held at bay 
To ring the bell 
For those who fell

#HonorTheSacrifice #PurpleHeart

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That will WAKE you up...

My Grandfather, PFC Gregory, Charles Edward. Purple Heart, posthumous from WWII.

Always honor. Always remember.

#HonorTheSacrificeOn this day, a U.S. CH-47D Chinook military helicopter operating with the call sign Extortion 17 was shot down while attempting to reinforce a Joint Special Operations Command unit of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Tangi Valley in Maidan Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan. The resulting crash killed all 30 U.S. servicemen and one U.S. military working dog - 17 Navy SEALs, five Navy special operations troops who support the SEALs, three Air Force airmen, a five-member Army air crew and a military dog. The shoot down of Extortion 17 represents the greatest single-incident loss of American lives in Operation Enduring Freedom. #AlwaysRemember #CarryTheLoad
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Always honor. Always remember.

#HonorTheSacrifice

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Good men. Many were friends of mine that I met while living in NC at ft. Bragg. This was a shocking day for so many. Never forget the sacrifices made and the lives cut short. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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My nephew John Brown.

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