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Thanking Veterans for Their Service

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AARP Montana will be on hand June 13, when Veterans Affairs sponsors the sixth annual Southwest Montana Veterans Stand Down to help homeless and needy military vets.

The free event is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman. About 50 government agencies and nonprofit organizations will help veterans with résumé writing, vocational rehabilitation, mental health, Social Security and public assistance. AARP will offer tips on how to fight fraud. Free gifts and services will include haircuts, lunch, counseling referrals, clothing, sleeping bags and other supplies. Veterans should bring their DD214 forms and military identification or VA cards.

AARP Montana encourages members to spread the word about the event. Montana ranks second among the states in veterans per capita.

Joy Bruck, AARP state president, said this is one way to thank “some of the greatest heroes in our community.”

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