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Changes made for this year’s Veterans Stand Down

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Veterans Stand Down scheduled for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Minot will have some changes for those attending.

Changes that will affect veterans and guests in attendance is they must wear a mask, the meal will be take out, and they will receive a bag with all the booth information inside but still be able to visit at the booths with the different agency representatives. The various agencies will provide information on veterans benefits, counseling and health care.

Veterans can also fill the registration form out prior to the day or at the door. Forms are also available at the Minot Vet Center and at the Veterans Service office or can call Kelli Weiand, N.D. Military Outreach, at 340-2779.

Flu shots will still be offered during the Stand Down if a veteran is enrolled with the Veterans Administration.

Veterans should bring their DD214 or VA card as proof of veteran status, if possible.

Volunteers will be at the Veterans Stand Down to remind people of social distancing and direct them as they enter the gym. They will use a different exist where they will receive the bag of booth information and meal.

A veteran who prefers not to enter the building may receive the bag and a meal drive-up style. Call Weiand at 340-2779 to schedule a time or for more information.

The Armed Forces Reserve Center is located at 3420 2nd St. NE, Minot.

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