Secretary of State's Mobile Office to offer assistance at veterans' 'Stand Down' event in Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Secretary of State Mobile Office will offer identification cards and many other services at a veterans' "Stand Down" Friday at the Salvation Army, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1700 S. Burdick, in Kalamazoo.

"Stand Down" for veterans was first organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam Veterans in California. Since then, they have been used by veteran organizations to provide services to veterans, especially homeless veterans, in special events across the country.

"We must do everything possible to honor and assist those who have served our country and sacrificed so much," said Johnson. "We're so pleased our Secretary of State's Mobile Office can help out."

Johnson, co-founder of OPERATION: OUR TROOPS COUNT, has made assisting Michigan's 680,000 veterans a priority for her office. In addition to pushing for a special new driver's license designation for veterans, expected to debut next year, she's also working with state veteran organizations to put information for veterans in local Secretary of State branches.

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