Eric followed his parents, Kendra and Brian, into the military by joining the National Guard in Ohio. On August 22, 2016, Eric took his own life.
To deal with their grief, the Wards decided to continue Eric’s community service and honor his memory. Now their mission also includes shining a spotlight on the military/veteran suicide issue and assisting quality organizations that work on solving it.
On a daily basis, they are trying to start conversations about military/veteran suicide in the hope of making change and helping others. The most successful way they’ve found to do that is through their rock program.
They engrave rocks with Eric’s name and a folded flag using a laser. People “hide” the rocks in plain sight for others to…