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Veterans Stand Down 2023

Posted on September 13, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2023 will take place on September 22nd from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m. at five regional sites across the state.

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits.

Stand Down 2023 includes all National Guard, Reserve and Active-Duty Personnel serving in Connecticut.   


Veterans attending will have access to a variety of in-person services, personal need items, vaccinations, legal services, medical screenings, and meals to go provided by the DVA, Federal VA, Veteran Organizations, many other State & Federal agencies, and community providers.

Click here for a list of services at each location

  • Danbury        Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive.
  • Bristol            ST. Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave.
  • Bridgeport    University of Bridgeport, Wheeler Recreational Center,  400 University Ave.
  • Norwich        Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Ave.
  • Rocky Hill     CTDVA main campus, 287 West Street.

For additional information and to register for Stand Down 2022 please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/Veterans-Stand-Down