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Honoring Veterans with ALS

October 25, 2012

For unknown reasons, people who have served in the military are twice as likely to die from Lou Gehrig’s Disease as those in the general population. This Veterans Day, November 11, The ALS Association is honoring veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on its Wall of Honor, which features stories and photos of veterans who waged and are waging tremendous battles against the disease.  

The Wall of Honor currently profiles nearly 200 veterans with ALS from every branch of the military and almost every state in the country. It includes veterans living with ALS and those lost to the disease as well as veterans who served in nearly every era, from before World War II to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

As November 11 approaches, The Association invites veterans with ALS and their families to visit the site and share their own stories of courage. Visit www.alsa.org/WallofHonor, click the “Share Your Story” link and follow the instructions.  The Wall is searchable by state and branch of service, and is a poignant reminder how veterans are unfairly targeted by this devastating disease. 

For more information: 
Visit the Wall of Honor
Resources for Military Veterans and Their Families

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