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October 23
​Capital Area Veterans Stand Down will Honor and Support Wake County Veterans

A time to recognize all veterans for their service, the 11th annual Capital Area Veterans Stand Down will connect local veterans with essential services to help them become employed, obtain housing and achieve stability in their lives.

The Stand Down will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Wilmington Street Center, located at 1420 South Wilmington St. in Raleigh. All veterans are welcome at this free event. Breakfast opens at 7:30 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.

The concept of the Stand Down is to provide veterans a hand up, not a handout. Service providers at the event will connect veterans with health care referrals, Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and consultation, legal education, mental health and substance abuse counsel, spiritual guidance, employment help and housing assistance.

Veterans will be provided a full breakfast and lunch, as well as access to showers, laundry machines, hygiene products, clothing donations and raffle drawings. A dental clinic and haircuts will also be available for attendees.

The event’s many sponsors include:

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

Learn more about the event and the Wake County Veterans Services Office by visiting our website


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