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Veterans help each other out

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YAKIMA--Veterans from all over Central Washington gather to help their own.

More than 500 veterans came to the National Guard Armory on Airport Lane for the Yakima Stand-Down.

There, veterans received flu shots, hair cuts, clothes and dental and eye exams, all for free.

And the organizers and volunteers?  Many of them are also veterans.

One volunteer tells KNDO why he chose to spend a day helping out his comrades.

"We can get people enrolled in the medical system which is getting more expensive, harder to come by for people who can't afford it," Don Leishner said.  "Some of them don't even know where to go, but at least they can come here and get pointed in the right direction."

If you're a veteran but missed the Stand-Down, most of these resources are available every day.

Just head to the Veterans' Center at 2119 West Lincoln Avenue.