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Fair helps bring information to local veterans

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Hundreds of veterans from around the Yakima Valley packed Yakima's National Guard Armory Saturday for this year's Stand Down Veterans Benefit Fair.

The event works toward informing vets of the various services available to them.

Organizers say it's a local, grassroots effort, all done by volunteers as a way to help and payback vets for their service to the country.

"It's our way to payback our veterans, to help our veterans, to inform them of what's available for them in our community," said Faye Bishop-Kohler, a organizer for the event.

Well over 700 people came out for the event Saturday, which also provided free haircuts, flu shots, and even lunch for vets.