They see two men sans socks and shoes walking the trails of Conservation Park in Panama City Beach, 佛罗里达.
“We’re walking 22 英里,” Bulger told Fox News, proudly showing the dirt and scrapes on his feet.
But it’s not just 22 英里. 它已经 22 miles a day, 每天, 为了 22 days leading up to Memorial Day.
The number “22” comes from a Department of Veterans Affairs report from nine years ago that estimated that 22 American veterans commit suicide every day. (The latest report drops that number to about 17).
Twenty-two miles a day for 22 days comes out to nearly 500 miles of walking for Bulger and Moore, who are hoping to raise awareness about the mental health challenges faced veterans, particularly those who served in combat.
For Bulger, who served in the Navy aboard the USS New York, it’s personal. He’s seen the psychological toll of military service firsthand.