Let's take you to Weston, Fl. Not all who lost their lives serving in the U.S. died in battle. A large number of veterans commit suicide after they return home from war. The mother of one of these soldiers believes they deserve to be remembered and honored on Memorial Day.
An 8-foot-tall, 50-foot-long wall displaying the faces and stories of veterans who died of suicide was created by Janine Lutz. "With every tick of the clock, we are losing veterans," Lutz told a local news station. "With every 65 minutes, another veteran is dying of suicide."
The wall is named after Lutz's 24-year-old-son, Lance Cpl. Janos Lutz, who committed suicide two years ago. Since the war in Iraq began in 2003, more than 104,000 veterans have committed suicide.
Lutz said, "It's not a dirty little secret. This is an epidemic that's facing our nation, and nobody's doing anything about it."