KC Camo Day

Supporters of veterans encouraged to wear camouflage clothing Thursday

Jim Cunningham
November 09, 2017 - 6:06 am
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Kansas Citians are covered in camouflage outfits on Thursday, and it has nothing to do with hunting.

Camo Day is set aside as a show of support for veterans, especially those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The event also serves as a benefit for Warriors' Ascent, a Kansas City-based non-profit that provides healing services to active duty military personnel, veterans and first responders.

Spokesman Andrew Potter served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. 

"I was waking up every day pretty angry and I had a short fuse," Potter said of his PTSD. "The silliest things would set me off and I didn't understand why."

After completing the Warriors' Ascent program, Potter is working to help others. He says any camouflage apparel will do for people who want to show their support.

"It's a really cool way to support in an easy manner, even though you might not have the ability to have a conversation to help (veterans)," Potter said. 

Individuals and companies can also make donations to the official KC Camo Day website.
 

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