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Participation up for 2022 Stand Down event for veterans, servicemembers

About 1100 veterans and military personnel attended the Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs' Stand Down 2022 event, an increase of 10-percent over last year. The outreach initiative was held at the DVA main campus, and 4 regional sites including Danbury.   Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel were provided services and information from a variety of and state, federal, local agencies, Veterans Service Organizations and non-profit programs.  More than 110 state and federal agencies and providers, 150 Volunteers, site coordinators and the DVA staff participated.  At the Danbury location, DVA Commissioner Tom Saadi met up with Andy Perone, a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War.