The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations.
This event is as it should be nationwide.
The American Veterans Stand Down Event in Orlando Florida
Stand Down for homeless veterans
2013 Orlando Veterans Stand Down – Volunteer Training
Soldiers from the 137th Quartermaster Company with the U.S. Army Reserve work on setting up a tent city for the Homeless Veterans Stand Down at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte on Wednesday October 31, 2012. The Homeless Veterans Stand Down is the 2nd annual SGV Heroes in the Shadows, 3-day event providing support services for homeless vets. (SGVN/Staff photo by Keith Durflinger)