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22 pushups each day for 22 days raise awareness for #22Kill

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A dozen tiny ballet dancers are down on the floor at the Seminole Recreation Center doing pushups. It’s not just an exercise to build muscle or endurance for dance. The pushups are part of a larger project designed to call attention to a nationwide problem — the high rate of suicide among military veterans. A 2012 report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs noted that, on average, 22 veterans kill themselves every day. “It was something we saw through…

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