What Is The Stand Down?

The Stand Down is a one day event designed to provide services and information to all veterans in the Western New York area. In 2022 there will be four dates and locations to serve all veterans in the Western New York area.

The Stand Down was a principle first introduced during the Vietnam War. It was designed to give those military personnel on the front lines of battle an opportunity to experience a place of safe haven and rest. We invite you, our veterans, to join us for a day where your needs can be met…where you can experience rest and camaraderie with fellow servicemen and women.

For more about what you can expect to find at the 2022 Stand Down, click here.

Check out our highlight video from our 2018 Buffalo Stand Down and hear from some of our Stand Down Committee members about the value of this incredible event!