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Wilkes County Veterans History Project: Mission 22 Walk

Veterans Monument Top Box

Mission 22 Walk Photos

Mission 22 Ambassadors Heather Dean and Heather Holbrook organized a fundraising walk, to help veterans, and spread awareness for this mission.  Veterans and supporters gathered to walk 2.2 miles on September 4, 2021, and brought in $1000.

Front Row, left to right: Edmund Greene (holding American flag), Tim Nance, David Anderson (in red), Ann Craighead, Anjie Ross, Heather Dean, Kevin Evans and Heather Holbrook (Mission 22 Ambassadors holding flag)

Back Row, left to right: Richard Calloway, _____________, _______________, Kevin Ross, Charlie Moore

David Anderson, Marine Corps League Commandant 

Jax Poff and her dog, Lacey Grace, 


 Phoenix - pet bird - accompanies walkers

Lacey Grace matches camo attire with, her 'mama,' Jax Poff. 

Buddy Check - Have you checked on your buddy today?


Toy soldiers were 'deployed' around the library

for patrons to take as reminders

to keep men and women

serving our country in prayer.

Mission 22 Story

Mission 22 is a non-profit who combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness.

Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing.

It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.

Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities.

Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our nation's heroes and stands united in the war against veteran suicide.