Our Military Sexual Trauma Movement is urging local and federal level elected officials to commemorate the service members and veterans who have died as a result of the injuries they sustained due to MST. We feel strongly that the veterans who have died remaining unnamed, un-counted and unacknowledged deserve more than a dying silently. We believe that the families who lost a veteran should not feel shame. We believe these families deserve to be represented and heard.
Every military policy that supports the silence of our injured service members only causes more pain and suffering. We must protect our next generation of young people who will join the United State Military. They deserve to be protected. Join our Movement at EndMST.org/join.
Our Military Sexual Trauma Movement is calling on veteran organizations, veterans, corporations and the general public to turn your thoughts on acknowledging so many veterans and service members who have died due to MST. We must write a new story, together. One of progress, inspiration and compassion. A story about recovery and healing. Veterans who have a history of MST are 70% more likely to commit suicide compared to a non-MST veteran.
Silence is an enemy of freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, these are some of the values and aspirations that as a country we have held high and have been willing to fight for. These are the freedoms that so many of our brave service members have died for. Being able to report military sexual trauma without retaliation will save lives by breaking the silence.
On this memorial day, I ask you to turn your thoughts on protecting freedom for our very own service members. I ask that we honor those whose stories remain untold due to the injuries sustained by Military Sexual Trauma. Every military policy that supports the silence of injured service members takes away their ability to heal and live full lives. This puts their lives at risk. In every way that we remain silent about the culture of toxic masculinity that pervades our armed services we are only hurting those service members who have already been injured and are suffering silently. Every day, we put more lives at risk by remaining silent about Military Sexual Trauma.
Please sign and share our petition to urge congress to enact our MST Memorial Bill to commemorate our fallen service members who died as a result of Military Sexual Trauma.