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Marine vet walks around Lake Michigan to raise awareness for veteran suicides

Travis Snyder starts, ends journey in Manistee

Travis Snyder walked around Lake Michigan to raise awareness about veteran suicides. (Photo: Facebook.com/travishikesaroundlakemi)

MANISTEE, Mich. – A Marine veteran's mission to end veteran suicide took him on a journey around Lake Michigan.

On average, 22 veterans die by suicide each day.

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Travis Snyder laced up his walking shoes and set out on a 42-day, 810 mile hike that started and ended Sunday in Manistee, Michigan.

Snyder began his walk quietly, but as people got word of what he was doing, he quickly garnered a lot of attention and support. A Facebook page showcasing the trip has more than 3,500 likes, and his expedition was shared widely on social media.

People even joined Snyder on his trek and let him stay with them at night.

This is it. 810 miles around Lake Michigan. Six weeks ago I quietly took off from Manistee, Michigan, embarking on...

Posted by Veteran Suicide Awareness: Travis Hikes Around Lake Michigan on Monday, October 7, 2019

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