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Cape Organizations Plan A Unique Day For Vets And Their Families – Stand Down Cape Cod 2012


August 1, 2012
Hyannis – A civilian "Stand Down" will take place Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of Cape Cod Academy in Osterville, MA. Originally, "Stand Down" was a military term designating that a combat unit was temporarily moved away from the fighting and back to a base area for rest and rehabilitation. A civilian "Stand Down" is more commonly seen as an opportunity to provide needed services to local vets including general health screenings, benefits assistance, dental care, Registry of Motor Vehicle services, and free clothing/hygiene items in a safe and welcoming environment.

The original idea and funding for the "Stand Down" was the result of the Shelter From The Storm concert organized by high school students from across Cape Cod. Larry Brown, a faculty member at Cape Cod Academy and the facilitator behind the "Shelter" Concert stated, "It will be wonderful for the students to see their hard work leveraged to help so many Vets here on the Cape."

Duffy Health Center, the Nam Vets Association Outreach Center and Cape Cod Academy are pleased to be working together to address the needs of Veterans across Cape Cod. More than 30 service organizations ranging from the Council of Churches to the Women's Veterans Network will be there to provide information about their programs. Yoga, massage and acupuncture will also be available.

Any Vet and their family members are welcome. Lunch is free and being supported by The Casual Gourmet. Pepsi Co has donated all the beverages and American Tent and Tables is supplying the tents. Vets are strongly encouraged to preregister.

Learn more about Stand Down Cape Cod 2012.