Get ready for this unique event called The Stand At Attention! The events are held at some of the largest malls in America and raise funds for the charity Warrior Battalion. A member from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines compete to see who can stand at attention the longest! Participants will start in the morning and go until the last one is standing or when the malls close, whichever comes first.
If more than one is still standing at the end we will calculate the donations from each branch’s bucket to determine the winner. For example if the Army and Air Force are both standing at the end and the Army bucket has more total donations, then they will be the winner. Each person standing will get an award and the winning branch member will earn a special award.
The ultimate purpose of the Warrior Battalion Stand At Attention events are to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families by:
• Establishing camaraderie within the teams and participants to cope with post-traumatic stress (anger, depression, loneliness, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies). Uniting veterans, families and supporters to care for each other in times of need.
• Training Team Leaders how to interact with suicidal veterans and the steps to assist them. Each team leader receives a three-year certificate as a peer mentor.
• Developing participants and visitors at the events into peer mentors and ambassadors who support struggling families and/or veterans.
• To Fundraise for Warrior Battalion Healing Programs providing services for thousands of military families.
Volunteer Team Leader can host a Warrior Battalion Stand At Attention by registered for training.