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Veterans Benefits Expo targets homeless and at risk veterans


MORRIS -- During the Vietnam War, troops would pull back to a safe retreat during combat operations to stand down.

During a stand down, soldiers had the chance to take care of necessities – get a haircut, eat a hot meal, collect and send mail and relax in a safe and secure environment.

Since 1988, advocates for homeless veterans have used the concept of a stand down to organize events to provide a range of services for veterans in need in one place.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.