Stand Down event for vets Sept. 17; transportation available

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On Friday, Sept. 18, a Stand Down event for veterans will be held at the Connecticut Veterans Home at 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will provide medical screenings, veteran benefit information, legal and motor vehicle assistance, as well as employment and educational assistance.

Free transportation for area veterans will be provided on Friday at the following locations and times:

6:00 a.m. – Dunkin Donuts, 311 Main Street, Terryville
6:30 a.m. – Bristol City Hall, 111 North Main Street, Bristol
6:30 a.m. – Torrington Fish Shelter, 322 South Main Street, Torrington
6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. – Jimmy’s Smoke Shop, 64 West Main Street, New Britain
Contact 860-616-3802 or 3803 for additional information regarding transportation to the event.

Transportation will be provided by the Office of Advocacy & Assistance and the Disabled American Veterans.ss