Stand Down provides free services to veterans
|Photo courtesy of Debbie Jeffers|
The Stand Down is sponsored by the Summit County Veterans Council and coordinated by Summit County veterans service organizations, VFWs and auxiliaries, according to event officials.
The name of the event comes from a term used in times of war, when exhausted combat units had time to rest and recover. Today it refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program to help veterans combat life on the streets, according to event officials.
Shown at right, Hudson resident Richard Irvine, a 94-year-old World War II Tinian Island, U.S. Air Force veteran, received a haircut from Barberton resident Debbie Jeffers, of Firestone VFW Post No. 3383 and Sandy’s Hair Express.
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