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User Image semperhighshow Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:57 PM (UTC)
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For more than two years, U.S. Navy veteran Gabriel George wasn’t in control.

A motorcycle accident in 2009 left George in a coma for three weeks, with a paralyzed right arm and two fractures to his neck vertebrae. Through 2011, he tried everything from Percocet and morphine to spinal cord stimulators. It wasn’t until his doctor recommended medical marijuana the 31-year-old said he felt like himself again. “I was on every pill they could prescribe me, all it did was zombify me or constipate me,” he said. “I’m here now, I’m alive because I’m a medical marijuana user.” George and five others spent Veterans Day protesting outside the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, located at 1601 SW Archer Road, fighting opioid deaths and in support of medical marijuana for veterans.

The veterans marched across the intersection of Southwest Archer Road and Center Drive carrying a casket draped in an American flag. At the front lawn outside the hospital, the group then folded the flag and poured hundreds of empty pill bottles inside the open casket.

Joshua Littrell, a protest organizer and the founder of the nonprofit Veterans for Cannabis, said the demonstration was meant to show how deadly opioids are.

With grief in his eyes, Littrell called for a moment of silence. “Each one of these bottles is a brother and sister no longer with us,” the 37-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran said. “Each one of these here is a life.” Gathered at the side of the casket, as cars on Southwest Archer Road honked in support of the group’s signs that read “Pills Kill, Cannabis Saves Lives,” the veterans shared their stories.

Michael Thompson held his wife DeAnn’s hand and fought back tears.

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User Image lazyboy5825 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:56 PM (UTC)
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Lazyboy Tattoos Laredo, Tx Veterans Thanksgiving Turkey & Canned Food Drive. Last year we collected 7 turkeys. This year With the community’s help we had over 50 Turkeys and over 500 food Cans all going to our Local Veterans. Thank you all who helped #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #visitlaredo #visitlaredotexas #holalaredo #visitlaredotx #laredotattoo #laredotattoos #lazyboytattoo #lazyboytattoos #veterans #veteransride #veteranstattoo #veteransfooddrive #southtexas #texas #usa #america #texastattooshop
User Image lazyboy_tattoos Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:56 PM (UTC)
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Veterans Thanksgiving Turkey & Canned Food Drive. Last year we collected 7 turkeys. This year With the community’s help we had over 50 Turkeys and over 500 food Cans all going to our Local Veterans. Thank you all who helped #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #visitlaredo #visitlaredotexas #holalaredo #visitlaredotx #laredotattoo #laredotattoos #lazyboytattoo #lazyboytattoos #veterans #veteransride #veteranstattoo #veteransfooddrive #southtexas #texas #usa #america #texastattooshop
That thankful moment when you see your hard work paying off and the brave veterans are given even an increment back of what they so deserve. #shieldandanchor #bethechange #hardwork #makeadifference #supportlocal #standup #standtogether #standunited #veterans #brothersandsisters
User Image whatifyou.fly Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:45 PM (UTC)
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Everyday 22 veterans commit suicide. I am doing 22 push-ups for 22 days to raise awareness. The National Suicide Prevention Hotlines is 1-800-273-8255.
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I want to add that many veterans and current service men struggle with PTSD and mental health issues but struggle with getting help because of pride, fear of getting discharged or just not understanding there is help out there. I've watched it first hand destroy a loved ones life. As much as I tried to help and bring them to appointments everyday pride, fear and embarrassment stood in the way. Recovery IS possible, don't be afraid to reach out, it will get better!! #suicideprevention #22daychallenge #22pushupchallenge #pushups #veterans #america #merica #supportthetroops #aimtrue #believe
User Image veteran_diary Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:52 PM (UTC)
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Freedom isn't free. To this warrior and all others, I say thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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User Image matty_elder0911 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:52 PM (UTC)
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Was feeling drained after leg day and work yesterday, thought we had to go run around but was surprised with steak dinner so great now I get to be a fat ass but wait... ok ok I'll take that for bulking up. #abs #flex #fit #fitnessmotivation #workout #consistency #results #hardworkworks #personaltrainer #goals #workoutmotivation #workout #instafit #instafam #fashion #ripped #shredded #dadbod #watchmegrow #tattoos #beard #veterans #veteranswholift
User Image ldiablo22 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:49 PM (UTC)
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Face of a Veteran, No. 1-4. Shot at Waco, Texas, Veteran's Day Parade, Nov. 10, 2017. #portraits #veterans #parade #vets #waco #wacotexas
User Image guilem68 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:44 PM (UTC)
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Got my sunday kicks on. Taking my daughter out to lunch. Then going to Bed Bath and Beyond... maybe Home Depot... I don't know if we'll have enough time! (Old School)
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#chucks #sunday #usmc #usmarines #glock #45acp #m4 #556nato #tacos #mexicans #mexicanmarines #veterans #dads
User Image thinlinebrewing Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:43 PM (UTC)
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➖More of the Crew➖ This is Scott- AKA My Dad!
My dad is a mostly retired pharmacist, and has been my biggest support (as well as my mama) through this whole crazy process. He's been my handy man, financial backer and shoulder to cry on and I'm hoping to have him pouring behind the bar on occasion! (Or maybe just washing glasses and chatting with you over a beer 😄)
I went looking for a picture and he has a beer in pretty much every one...He loves his pales and I've been helping him expand into the world of craft.
Cheers to my dad!!!
User Image thinlinebrewing Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:42 PM (UTC)
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➖More of the crew➖ "Hi y’all, my name is Jamie Jean. I am a Sac State Alumni and a member of the Thin Blue Line Family. Currently, I work full time with at risk certified level 14 juveniles & will be your go to Beer-ista on the weekends! My dream is to be Olivia Benson (in real life). I am compassionate, honest & down to Earth. I love tacos, home goods & coffee. Can’t wait to meet you & hear your story!" Jamie sent me a message one day and brought me to tears in a restaurant with her story. I had her come meet me and know she has such a great heart, I couldn't resist having her on the team!
Veterans’s resource fair and free concert! Come on down and say hi, get a free haircut, a manicure, enjoy some great food, camaraderie and get lots of great information and resources! #veterans #southfloridaliving #fortlauderdale #plantationfl

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