Shepherd's Men Run Through Nashville For Veterans

Posted at 9:27 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 22:28:50-04

A team of active and former service members and civilian patriots spent Memorial Day weekend raising awareness for a good cause.

The Shepherd's Men have been running a half marathon for eight consecutive days while wearing 22 pound flak jackets, which symbolized the deaths by suicide of U.S. veterans that happen each day.

The run came through Nashville Saturday.

It began in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on May 22 and has been set to end in Atlanta, Georgia at the Shepherd Center on May 29.

The goal has been to raise awareness for treatment options and suicide prevention for veterans with traumautic brain injuries and PTSD.

All money raised has been set to go to the Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative.

To learn more about the Shepherd's Men, click here.