HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined his fellow lawmakers in a show of support for our veterans during the 22nd annual “Stand Down” event held at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill.
The event hosted by the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs provides an opportunity for all veterans to receive a wide variety of federal, state and local services. Some of the services offered during this event include veterans benefits, medical, dental, recovery services, mental health, housing, employment, and education.
“These men and women have selflessly, honorably, and bravely served this great country of ours and events such as this one allow us to say thank you for your service,” Rep. Ackert said. “As a veteran myself, ensuring all branches of our military are taken care of is extremely important to me and I was honored to have had an opportunity to attend this event.”
The state’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs was the event’s lead sponsor, also working with state, federal and private agencies such as the U.S. Social Security Administration, the state’s Social Services and Judicial departments and the U.S. Department of Labor.
“Events like these are vital for not only providing our veterans with the necessary services they require but also letting those individuals who may not be aware of their existence,” Rep. Ackert said.