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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - September 21, 2012

Homeless vets find care, smiles in Pleasanton

It was quite a sight last weekend to mingle with and help serve the 350 homeless veterans who were at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a four-day event called "Stand Down." The event, held every two years, is a profound and life-changing experience with lasting impacts for the veterans as well as the volunteers who spent the weekend helping them. While here, the veterans were offered free medical, dental, social and legal services, even special care for their pets which many brought with them. When they left by buses last Sunday to go back to where they live, they sported haircuts, new clothes and luggage, even a few new walking sticks.

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