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AMVETS PA Blog

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine often works with the military on physical fitness. Now he's expanding to work with the U.S. government to help service members dealing with depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts or post-traumatic stress.

WASHINGTON ― When celebrity chef Robert Irvine is out on a USO tour, it’s normally about food, photo-ops and escapism, meant as relief for service members deployed overseas.

Recently during one of those visits, a soldier approached him. Except he didn’t want to talk about fun. He wanted to confide. The soldier was thinking about killing himself.

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On September 10, 2001 was a day like any other in America.  Nobody knew that in less than 24 hours our nation would be tested in ways that few will ever see.  

September 11, 2001 at 8:46am the first plane struck the world trade center starting the events that would see this nation at war for the next 17 years.  

2996 people perised that day with thousands to follow in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places around the world to make it so no American citizen would ever have to experience that pain and terror ever again.  

Always remember September 11, 2001.

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