Stand at Attention is a competition where competitors will stand at the position of attention for several hours with very few breaks. The competition is put on by the Active Heroes Organization, whose mission is to reduce the number of veteran suicides from 22 per day down to zero. Active Heroes accomplishes this through fundraising to pay for PTSD counseling and treatment.
Cadet Kirven competed for the Air Force on 17 September. He stood at attention for ten hours, with only a five minute break every hour, and a 30 minute lunch break. He and his competitors from the other branches stood in front of a bucket with their respective branch written on it, and passers by would put donations in their favorite branch’s bucket, (some even saluted the competitors). The competition raised tens of thousands of dollars for PTSD counseling for our veterans in just one day.