Flags for Forgotten Soldiers raises awareness about veteran suicide

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ENTERPRISE, AL. (WTVY) - A moving display went up in Enterprise Wednesday with 660 American flags.

The flags represent the 660 veterans' lives lost every month to suicide.

Flags for Forgotten Soldiers is a grassroots effort to bring awareness to the veteran suicide crisis.

The goal is to change veterans' health care and better treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Travis Parker, Event Coordinator for Flags for Forgotten Soldiers, says "The reason for moving it is, again, you get used to something being somewhere you don't pay attention to it after a while. Right now, we're moving it to different churches and we just got permission to move it to the junior college. We're moving it around to keep it fresh in people's minds so if they know somebody or if they themselves have some issues with possible suicide, they can contact someone."

As of Wednesday, Enterprise Mayor William Cooper has declared February 6th as 'Flags for Forgotten Soldiers’ Day.