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Craven County is hosting its 1st Veterans Stand Down on 10 June 2014

Veterans Stand Down

Attention: To all military veterans (young & old) and family members of veterans:

8am – 1pm

Where? Veterans Employment Base Camp & Organic Garden, Stanley White

Recreation Center/Henderson Park, New Bern

What is a veterans stand-down? The concept was taken from the Vietnam War in which the leadership allocated a safe place for units returning from combat. The Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.

Today, Stand Downs are intended to be collaborative, grassroots events coordinated between local VA’s, federal, state & local government agencies, and community/civic agencies which serve and interact with military veterans and their loved ones. It is a time when local government, veterans organizations and surrounding communities come together and give back to the Veterans and their family members who have served us!

Need a ride? Please pre-register by calling (252) 514-4828 ext. 232.

Want to volunteer? Want to become a sponsor or service provider? Please call VEBCOG at (252) 637-9350.

Have questions? Please call (252) 514-4838 ext. 240/232.

Please disseminate to all your military: constituents, clients, members, employees & their families.

Submitted by: Reeshema A. E. Walker, Local Veteran Employment Supervisor, Department of Commerce, Veteran Employment Services