What is a Stand Down?
A Stand Down, in military terms, is when combat zone soldiers step out of the war zone to take time for themselves in a protected area for their health and welfare. This Stand Down is for our non-combat Veterans that for a weekend will receive medical, dental and vision services, as well as chaplain counseling, legal assistance, housing referrals, clothing and other supplies. The schedule of events includes a program to teach disaster preparedness. Full meals and snacks will be provided. Reveille and Taps will be shared with the neighborhood each day. As camaraderie is a big part of the experience there will be musical entertainment and games for the veterans. Generals and Captains will be on site to maintain military discipline. The final day will include military dignitaries with a formal celebration of the lives lost from all wars that the United States has fought for freedom at home and abroad. We need donations, volunteers, and more. Find out how you can help on the Veterans Stand Down page.