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Retired Marine stands 24 hours to raise awareness about veteran suicide

Posted at 9:22 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 13:29:26-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This Memorial Day weekend, one retired Marine honored veterans in a special way in our nations capitol.

Retired Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers, a 45-year-old San Diego County resident planned to stand for 24 hours straight, all to raise awareness about veteran suicide.

During that time, he abstained from water, food and bathroom breaks.

Chambers' wife Lorraine says her husband began the Memorial Day weekend tradition in 2002, saluting thousands of rolling thunder motorcyclists for hours on end.

She knows the importance of this yearly ritual.

Thousands have streamed Chambers' feat online.

Chambers also has a charity named "The Saluting Marine Cares."

It pays for veteran medical bills left uncovered by the VA.