Join us virtually for our monthly Lunch & Learn series. On May 12th, Healthy New Albany is privileged to hear from retired Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter*, who is the President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, along with Jake Bame**, an Ambassador from Save a Warrior.
A 2014 study estimated that as many as 75% of warriors who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTS (post traumatic stress). Suicide rates among veterans are 1.5x higher than that of non-veteran adults, and 80,000 warriors have been lost to suicide over the past decade.
We invite you to join us for this important conversation as we discuss the challenges faced by veterans and first responders, and ways to help our protectors to heal.
*About Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter: Michael became the first President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in June 2018. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and International Forces at every level. Commissioned in 1979 as a Second Lieutenant, he has participated in numerous overseas operations such as Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. After a successful career with the U.S. Army, he has dedicated his civilian career to helping organizations and associations, and remains committed and passionate about serving Veterans, military families and families of the Fallen.
**About Jake Bame: A barber for more than 20 years Jake has always held a passion for serving those who have served us. Jake also worked in the national music industry specializing in artist development and management as well as concert production and promotion. Jake developed a passion for serving our veterans while working with a task force specializing in intellectual property crimes, with a focus on individuals and organizations selling counterfeit goods and using the proceeds to support terrorist organizations. Jake attributes Save a Warrior for saving his life and allowing him to change the course of his life. Although he did not serve in the military, he says ,“What better life journey than helping to save the lives of those who protect us every day!”.