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Stark County Veterans’ Stand Down
Date/TimeDate: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Canton Civic Center
SAVE22 will be on hand at the Stark County Veteran Stand Down handing out information to raise awareness for veteran suicide.
The Stand Down for veterans will be modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. We will offer our veterans an opportunity to come together, relax and receive the benefits they have earned.