VFW "Stand Down" For Veterans
by KDLT News
September 20, 2013 4:19 PM
Veterans are known for helping protect our country, but sometimes the veterans are the ones who need help.
That's what the Stand Down program is about.
The annual VA Stand Sown is a time when the VA Hospital and Administration and the Sioux Falls Community come together to help our veterans in need.
The term "stand down" refers to a time where a military unit would step away active combat and refill with supplies, shower, get medical attention and rest.
On Friday, volunteers from around the area stopped by to help provide medical treatment, counseling and more services.
Chuck Albrecht says that this program gives vets who are down on their luck some hope.
The VFW says that they most appreciate the increase of community involvement they see every year.