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Stand Down in San Diego Starts Friday (Video)

Stand Down got its start here in San Diego back in 1988, and this weekend the tradition of providing homeless veterans with much needed care continues.

The Veteran's Village of San Diego organizes the Stand Down, where services are made available to San Diego's homeless veterans that most of us take for granted everyday - like getting a hot shower, clean clothes, a haircut, and maybe a visit to the dentist or doctor.

Other services include:


News 10 reports that Marines from MCAS Miramar, just back from a deployment in Afghanistan, have been working to help get downtown San Diego ready for the Stand Down. The troops have put up 60 tents in anticipation of the event, which will take place at San Diego High School July 15-17. Click here for directions.

Here's a very moving video piece about the San Diego Stand Down of 2009, posted by Veterans Village of San Diego: