Coronavirus testing offered at Dept. of Veterans Affairs Stand Down event

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs held its annual Stand Down event Friday with a large turnout.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2020, 7:21 PM

Updated 1,356 days ago

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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs held its annual Stand Down event Friday with a large turnout.
The two-day event started virtually on Thursday, then launched in four towns across Connecticut.
Veterans were able to gather and explore services they may need, including coronavirus testing.
The Stand Down has been an annual event since the 70s. The Veterans Affairs Coordinator, Larry Robinson, says it's about comradery for the veterans, helping them with fellowship and mental morale.
Leonard Hunter served in Vietnam with four of his brothers.
"It's always great when things are giving back to veterans. I appreciate it, and I know the guys appreciate it also," Hunter said.


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