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Veterans ride motorcycles through Utah to raise awareness for mental health

Jul 26, 2022, 2:29 PM | Updated: 9:15 pm

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A group of veterans are making their way through South Salt Lake on motorcycles.

It’s part of Wounded Warrior Project’s adventure-based program bringing awareness to mental health.

On Tuesday, nine warriors plus the South Salt Lake motor squad came together supporting warriors in their recoveries from invisible wounds of war.

“We have an opportunity to ride and do something we love,” Capt. Marshall Davis said.

Davis is one of the riders on this journey.

In this case, he’s alongside fellow warriors, including his son, Derryk Davis.

 

“I used to go on the back of his motorcycle as a kid,” Derryk said.

Captain Marshall Davis served in the army, while his son served in the coast guard.

Now, they’re riding together as part of a week long, 300 mile ride with Wounded Warrior Project’s adventure-based mental health program, Rolling Project Odyssey.

“You can be in a room five minutes with these guys and be willing to take a bullet for them. They’re brothers. They’re sisters,” Davis said.

Their ride is raising awareness for mental health combined with what and who they love.

“When you come home, you learn how to feel, and so it hurts. You need people to support you and be with you by your side to guide you through that,” Davis said.

Their next stop is the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah.

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