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Free Services for Veterans at ‘Veterans Stand Down’ November 21

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in coordination with the United Veterans Organization (UVO), has announced that a Veterans Stand Down will be held at the 1st Marine Corps District Headquarters, located at 605 Stewart Avenue in Garden City on Monday, Nov. 21. The Stand Down is hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations.

Veterans will receive assistance with securing entitled benefits, job counseling and legal advice at the Stand Down. Clothes and food donated from the community will be available to the veterans, as well as haircuts, medical screening and enrollment in the VA health care system. Veterans will also receive a hot Thanksgiving lunch. Representatives from Nassau County government agencies will be participating, including the Departments of Social Services, Health, and Human Services. Private agencies will also be on hand to assist veterans, including The Salvation Army, the New York State Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and the Red Cross.

Any veteran who wishes to participate in the Veterans Stand Down should bring with them a photo I.D. and a copy of their DD214, VA card, or any record they may have of their service. For more information, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at (516) 572-6560.