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6th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand Down

Event Description

The Stand Down is open to homeless and disadvantaged veterans and their families. All services and items are provided free of charge. Veterans should bring a DD-214 or VA card as proof of veteran status.

Friday, Feb. 21st, 2020 - 10:00am-2:00pm, National Guard Armory, 301 Glenburnie Ave., New Bern, NC  28540
Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 2020 - 10:00am-2:00pm, Cherry Point Baptist Church, 201 Church Rd., Havelock, NC 28532

Stand Down is a term that originated during the Vietnam War used to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the Stand Down was “a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations” where troops had access to clean uniforms, warm meals, medical and dental care, mail, and camaraderie, all in a safe environment.

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