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Annual Veterans Stand Down event in Danbury today

The state Department of Veterans Affairs will hold its annual Veterans Stand Down event is today. The outreach initiative has been held for nearly three decades.  Five regional in-person Veteran resource access sites include Danbury. The regional events were added two years ago to help more veterans and service members connect with programs and benefits they have earned. 

The local Stand Down event at the Danbury War Memorial  is 8am to 2pm. Veterans can get benefits information, legal assistance, medical screenings, personal needs items, vaccines and meals among other services.

All public transit buses will be fare-free across Connecticut until December 1st.  For Veterans in the Danbury area wishing to attend the Stand Down event, bus service can be accessed in their local area.  Routes and schedules for Housatonic Area Regional Transit can be found on HART's website.

Congresswoman Hayes will have Office staff on site to discuss Veteran Service & Issues.  There will be a distribution of coats, donated from Ocean State Job Lot.  Wester Connecticut Coalition will provide Suicide Prevention Services, the VA Connecticut Homeless Team can discuss housing opportunities and the US Attorney's Office will have information on Civil Rights and ADA Laws.

Representatives from the DMV will be able to help with license renewal, Driver’s license duplicates and license suspension services.

Disability Advocacy, Gambling Recovery Support and Education information will also be provided.