The group walked 22 km to raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide each day

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-11 17:46:10-04

A group of military veterans representing every branch met at 8 o'clock Saturday morning to begin their 22 km hike around town.

The group made several stops by local businesses who welcomed them with open arms making sure to stop at the downtown veterans memorial.

The group says they wanted to do this to raise awareness and to give anyone who may be struggling in the county a chance to reach out to them and seek help.

For information on the next walk or for anyone seeking their help they urge you to visit the Bakersfield Vet Center.