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The state Department of Veterans Affairs will hold its annual Veterans Stand Down event September 22nd through 24th. The outreach initiative has been held for nearly three decades.  This year will combine two days of online benefits presentations and a day with five regional in-person Veteran resource access sites, including Danbury.

The three-day event will start with a kickoff ceremony at 9am on September 22nd at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus, broadcast via social media.  Informational sessions will cover a variety of topics including housing and homeless services, State labor/employment and vocational resources, caregiver support, legal assistance, education resources and others.

On day three, Friday, September 24th, there will be five in–person service locations throughout the State, including at the Danbury War Memorial.  The local Stand Down event will be open from 8am-2pm and staffed by representatives of the regional Vet Centers, CT Bar Association, the DVA and Veteran Service Organizations, along with community based providers. 

Veterans can get benefits information, pro-bono legal services and free COVID-19 testing, vaccines and flu shots.

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