Helping Long Island's military veterans
Military veterans in need of help patiently waited in line to receive services on Long Island. The event is known as the Veterans Stand Down held at the Freeport Armory. It was a day devoted to the men and women who fought courageously for our country. Clothing, job counseling, non-perishable foods, haircuts and dental work are just some of the things provided free of charge.
For U.S. Army Vet George Baxter, help meant getting a fresh haircut. He says too often the work done by veterans gets overlooked.
Betty Tucker was an Army Reservist for 22 years. She says events like these are important to show the transition back to everyday life isn't always easy for vets.
The Stand Down only takes place twice a year but veterans are encouraged to find out what their benefits are through Nassau County's Veterans Service Agency. There is one in every county throughout New York to help vets get the services they deserve.