The annual Kern County Veterans Stand Down is being held at Stramler Park on Chester Avenue in Bakersfield.The idea is providing all the services military vets would need in one place at one time. Deborah Johnson of the Veterans Assistance Foundation says Thursday’s event is particularly important to those most at risk, homeless veterans, who will have food, clothing, showers and shelter all available immediately. The Veterans Stand Down begins with breakfast at 8:00 AM and runs until 3:00, and lunch is also served.

Sean Michael Lisle