Combat veteran Boone Cutler, creator of the Spartan Pledge, runs his fingers along the Spartan Sword Saturday at Rally Point 6 in Lakewood before the sword was crated. It was then taken to an afternoon event at Pierce College in Puyallup that was designed to raise awareness and encourage action against suicide by veterans. The Spartan Sword was forged from 25 pounds of steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 attacks and was used in the Refuse to Lose event by veterans taking the Spartan Pledge against suicide. Rally Point 6, a nonprofit organization, is a one-stop shop for Pierce County veterans services.
Combat veteran Boone Cutler, creator of the Spartan Pledge, runs his fingers along the Spartan Sword Saturday at Rally Point 6 in Lakewood before the sword was crated. It was then taken to an afternoon event at Pierce College in Puyallup that was designed to raise awareness and encourage action against suicide by veterans. The Spartan Sword was forged from 25 pounds of steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 attacks and was used in the Refuse to Lose event by veterans taking the Spartan Pledge against suicide. Rally Point 6, a nonprofit organization, is a one-stop shop for Pierce County veterans services. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
Combat veteran Boone Cutler, creator of the Spartan Pledge, runs his fingers along the Spartan Sword Saturday at Rally Point 6 in Lakewood before the sword was crated. It was then taken to an afternoon event at Pierce College in Puyallup that was designed to raise awareness and encourage action against suicide by veterans. The Spartan Sword was forged from 25 pounds of steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 attacks and was used in the Refuse to Lose event by veterans taking the Spartan Pledge against suicide. Rally Point 6, a nonprofit organization, is a one-stop shop for Pierce County veterans services. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com

Sword forged from scraps of World Trade Center inspires veterans to pursue new lives

October 22, 2016 05:50 PM

UPDATED October 23, 2016 09:59 AM

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