Stand Down was held at the Bellevue Veterans Club on Fairfield Avenue. Several services were offered
to veterans in need, including medical, dental and eye care, social services,
employment counseling and legal aid.
The opening ceremony began at 8:30
a.m. followed by lunch.
America's veterans have transitional issues after leaving the service for a
variety of reasons," said National Headquarters Executive Director Barry
Jesinoski. "This can lead to some hard times for veterans and their
families. This stand down is designed to help relieve some of that stress and
provide a good starting point for veterans to take back their lives with
respect and dignity."
These services, like all services offered by
DAV, were free to veterans and their families.