231120 Ruck March 1069v2 (permalink)
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Nebraska alumni and veteran Pete Lass carries the American flag as he and Atlantic-area veterans Trevor Gipple (carrying game ball) and Ryan Graham walk past a mural on the side of the Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company building in downtown Atlantic, Iowa, on the second day of the march. Ruck Marchers walk along Hwy 83 east of Atlantic, Iowa, carrying the Nebraska v. Iowa game ball. The Things They Carry" ruck march involving military and veteran students from Iowa and Nebraska. To raise awareness about veteran suicide, through the week, the students walk in 20-mile shifts carrying 20-pound backpacks to commemorate the estimated 20 veterans who die by suicide each day. November 20, 2023. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication and Marketing.
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