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Why 22? Why Are These Marines Marching 22 Kilometers with Kilograms On Their Backs?

What does the number 22 mean to you?

Alabama was the 22nd state to join the Union. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution added term limits to the presidency.

Athletes like Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith wore 22 on their jersey, as well as Elgin Baylor, Roger Clemens, Clyde Drexler, and Jim Palmer.

22, or in written form Twenty Two, is also the name of some songs by Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, Gavin James and Millencolin.

For these Marines, the number 22 has a personal meaning…and it is why they are walking 22 kilometers without their shirts on.

These vets are walking 22 kilometers carrying 22 kilos of gear through San Diego to raise awareness of the 22 veterans that commit suicide each day in this country.

Watch the video to hear from the Marines on why they want the number 22 to disappear from their lives.

Shirtless Marines are walking for a good cause.

These Marines are walking 22 kilometers without their shirts on for a very good reason

Posted by NowThis on Monday, July 27, 2015

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