Vet Stand Down going through Sunday at Fairgrounds
The Ferndale Fairgrounds was host to the annual Veteran’s Stand Down today. The lot was full but cars were still filing into the parking lot this morning…Veterans on their way for information, services and maybe just to talk with other veterans. The Supervisors were also there…bringing in sandwiches they had purchased with their own money and made by Cher-ae Heights Casino to feed those vets, volunteers and service providers. Information was a big draw…
Supervisor, Rex Bohn: “I know a couple of friends in there that are veterans and they came into look at some of their health services…they wondered if any of it was going to change under Obama Care…But freedom isn’t free…and we have to respect our veterans…the men and women who make our country what it is today and it’s the greatest country in the world…I appreciate everybody that’s gone out and helped to make this day possible.”
Dental trucks were taking patients, clothing was available for those in need and lots of support everywhere you turned. The Stand Down has gone on every year since 2005. It has not become routine or rote. Each and every vet who attends has the opportunity to find valuable information and support for needs they may not think is available…help that is offered freely…and friends they will meet for the very first time.
Should the Humboldt County Correctional Facility provide more re-entry fairs for prisoners?