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One of the biggest objectives of the annual Stand Down is to reach veterans who do not know that they are eligible for VA programs, and could very easily claim these benefits.   

Stand Down services are sometimes referred to as “Veterans helping Veterans” and “Giving a hand up, not a hand out.”

We are proud of our Vets, proud of their sacrifice, dedication and service.  Stand Down is just one small way we can recognize our debt to our heroes.

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General: Stand Down 2014

Posted by toney on 2013-10-24 16:46:26 PDT

All Veterans, Guardsmen and active duty personnel and their families welcome!! You are invited to the 2014
Veterans Appreciation Day, Stand Down and POW/MIA Remembrance. There will be food, entertainment, and a wide
range of Veteran services and Veterans Organizations represented.

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Date: Friday,
October 10th, 2014
Time:
7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Download the 2014 Flyer

 

 
Introduction
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Stand Down was a term first used to describe the relief of a military unit on the front lines.  By moving the unit to the comparative safety of the rear, it could rest, eat hot food, train, and re-equip before going back into action. 

Today, Stand Down is the annual celebration where local veterans are exposed to a variety of exhibits, and programs, many of which are unknown by the average veteran.  A Stand Down operates at several levels; For Veterans and their families, a variety of programs from the VA, local support organizations, and fraternal organizations are exhibited. for the homeless, there are basic services, haircuts, clothes, and a hot meal.  Housing, medical programs are offered as well. 

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Stand Downs are held all over the country click the link below for a list

Lane County Stand down

is held at:


Willamalane Recreation Center
250 S. 32nd St.
Springfi eld, Oregon