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Yakima Stand-Down Gives Help To Veterans

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YAKIMA--Military veterans flocked to Yakima Saturday for the Yakima Stand-Down.  The Yakama Warriors' ceremony officially started off the Stand-Down.

It showed veterans many different types of aid they can receive.  Many veterans say they did not know some of these services existed.

"We put the word out and say hey there are some services that you may not know about that are available to veterans and their families," Lonnie James said.

Most of the volunteers at the Stand-Down are also veterans.   Different booths help them with loans, insurance, or finding a job.   They could also get free haircuts, flu shots, or a checkup from a dentist.

The Yakima Veterans Center offers many of these services all year round if you missed out Saturday.