Stand Down for Veterans Oct. 5 in East Bremerton

The fall 2013 Stand Down for Veterans will be Oct. 5 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., East Bremerton.

The Kitsap County Veterans Program will sponsor the event with the City of Bremerton and the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance.

The event is for veterans and their families and will offer hot meals, hygiene items, clothing, groceries, haircuts, sleeping bags and camping gear, and information about programs helping veterans.

Veterans can learn more about legal assistance, employment, housing options, enrollment in federal programs, getting drivers licenses, getting free voicemail and help with VA claims.

Participants should bring copies of their DD214 discharge papers, military or retired military identification.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

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