Governor M. Jodi Rell announced on August 15 that CT veterans in need will have access to dozens of vital social outreach services during “Stand Down 2010” on Friday, September 10, at the State Veterans Home campus on West Street in Rocky Hill.
Needy veterans or their advocates can pre-register and receive more information by calling 860.616.3602 or 860.616.3603 or by visiting www.ct.gov/ctva. However, pre-registration is not required to attend Stand Down.
“Stand Down” is a term used during the Vietnam War referring to a safe area behind the lines that afforded battle-weary soldiers a place to relax and attend to personal needs such as showers, haircuts, and hot meals. CT began its annual Stand Down program in 1992.