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Veterans Stand Down in Wagner

Giving veterans and their families a hand up and not a hand out is the goal of the third annual Veterans Stand Down in Wagner on Sept. 11.

The stand down will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wagner Armory at 610 E. S.D. Highway 46. Lunch will be served.

This event is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' efforts to reach all veterans and supports its commitment to ending homelessness.

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, Dakotas VA Regional Office, area veterans' service organizations and community partners sponsor this stand down for all area homeless veterans and veterans in need.

"Stand down" is a term taken from military terms, meaning a respite from combat. In this case, it is a respite from the hardships of homelessness.