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22 Push-Up Challenge: High school joins awareness campaign in advance of Veterans Day

It’s a national campaign aimed at bringing awareness to veteran and service member suicide prevention.

A group of faculty, staff and students at the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School is participating in the 22 Push-Up Challenge. This is a national campaign aimed at bringing awareness to veteran and service member suicide prevention.

“With Veterans Day right around the corner, we wanted to do something special to honor our veterans and active service men and women in the military,” teacher George Snyder said. He spearheaded the initiative. “We also want to bring attention to the terrible statistic of 22 veterans and service members committing suicide every single day.”

The group will do 22 seconds of push-ups for the next 22 school days. They started Oct. 9. Local schools, organizations and community members are challenged to join them.

Follow the group on Instagram @FP22Challenge to see daily progress.

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