On 20 May 2018, Veterans Counseling Veterans held its 4th Annual Special Memorial for Veterans and Families who lost a Veteran to suicide. The Special Memorial is held to provide suicide survivors a safe place to recognize their loved ones without fear of stigma. Councilman Luis Viera awarded VCV a recognition from the full Tampa council. The guest speakers were Mytrice Landers and Carol Rasor-Cordero. Both lost their Veteran sons to suicide. Their testimony was heartwrenching and their wasn’t a dry eye in the audience. Chaplain Matthew Gallo, gave the inv0cation and benediction. The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 5, who also provided a color guard to open and close the ceremony.