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Rowlett City Council Meeting 6/20/23

#WalkTheBridge - It gives me great pleasure to announce that on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 The Original #WalkTheBridge will be recognized by the Rowlett City Council for 5 years of devoted dedication to The Mission of Raising Awareness about the Mental Health Wellness of our Veterans and First Responders and for the 9 Lives that have been saved and/or significantly impacted as to be life changing! #WTB was conceived in August of 2018 and first executed in October of 2018 with 11 Original Bridge Walkers. From a low of 2 during Covid to a high of 1,500+, #WTB occurrs every month, rain or shine, hot or cold! Since then #WTB has spawned Heroes Memorial Bridge, A Badge of Honor, and similar grass roots awareness efforts in Fort Worth / Waco, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Billings, Montana Springfield, Missouri and Owensboro, Kentucky. Across the Atlantic in the UK, #WTB takes place in Stevenage, Manchester, Liverpool, and London while individual efforts have occurred in Dothan, Alabama, Budapest, Hungry, Venice, Italy, Frankfort, Germany, and in Poland. #WTB has grown to include access to Peer Support, Training, and Counseling. And, just as importantly we've constantly sought to create an enviroment where the families of those most affected by PTS can come to Reflect and Remember a live lived in service and sacrifice to Country and Community! Our Special Guests at this event will be the families of Rowlett Police Sgt. Guy Helms and Garland Police Lt. Chris Carker. Please feel free to join #WalkTheBridge at the Rowlett City Council Chambers at 1930 as we graciously accept this public acknowledgement of Making The Effort to Make A Difference!

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