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.
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 and medical programs are offered as well.
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**New for the 2019 Stand Down**
The 2019 Lane County Stand Down is being dedicated to the memory of Bevely M. "Tex" Estes, WWII Navy Veteran and Pearl Harbor Survivor, who passed away at his home in Springfield, Oregon on May 9, 2019. Tex was a huge supporter of the Stand Down and served on the food line for many years.
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September 27th, 2019
6:30 am to 3:00 pm
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Lane County Stand down
is held at:
Lane County Fairgrounds
796 W. 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402